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Aston Martin DB6 1966 - World Of Classic Cars -

Aston Martin DB6 1966

Launched onto the scene at the 1965 London Motor Show, the DB6 outperformed the world famous DB5 in nearly every respect. Small structural changes increased top speeds to 150 mph, while Motor recorded the 0–60 sprint at an impressive 7.1 seconds.
The body of the DB6 went through extensive wind-tunnel testing in order to improve stability at high speeds or in crosswinds. In addition to implementing the flat, spoilered ‘Kammback’ tail, other modifications included repositioning the rear axle and extending the chassis to suit a longer wheelbase. Another benefit of increasing the wheelbase was added interior cabin space, now much roomier, especially for the backseat passengers. The additional length also allowed for a taller roofline to the flowing fastback, which made the DB6 the first Aston Martin capable of carrying four adults in comfort, even while at speed.
Aston Martin DB6 1966

The DB6 presented here was built in January of 1966 and retains its original colours of Fiesta Red with a black interior. First delivered to Crabtree & Nicol in Sheffield, the car came complete with chrome wheels, a heated rear windscreen, and a Motorola radio. Bought by Henry Wigfall & Son Ltd., the car was next sold to a Mr Law before passing in the 1980s to Mr Stephen Ross who exported it to Calgary, Canada. In 1985, this DB6 underwent a left-hand-drive conversion with support and assistance from the factory. At the same time, it was fitted with power steering (a rare, yet desirable option first offered with the DB6). The DB6 underwent an extensive renovation beginning in 2005 by Canadian specialists Auto-Mann. Technical support and parts were supplied from marque specialist R.S. Williams of England, with additional components sourced from the highly respected specialists Steel Wings in Ivyland, Pennsylvania.
Aston Martin DB6 1966

The comprehensive restoration maintained the original engine block, head, and carburettor pots. New pistons, rods, and valves were fitted, and the complete braking system was rebuilt with factory parts. The leather was entirely re-trimmed, and all new Wilton wool carpeting was laid, as was a new headliner. Extreme care was taken to use factory build techniques to create as original a look and feel as possible, both inside and out. With the restoration complete in 2006, the car passed to Brian Bord of California, who sold it the following year. Bent on perfection, this owner installed new springs, shocks, and tyres and replaced the anti-roll bar for improved handling, a common upgrade known as the Harvey Bailey handling package. This programme included further attention to the brakes and the suspension overall.
Aston Martin DB6 1966

Since its California ownership, the DB6 was sold to Switzerland where it was owned and cared for by a well-known collector with over 50 automobiles in his collection. More recently, the car was sent to Aston Riviera Cars in Paris, where it received a fresh service to ensure that it is ready for immediate use by its new owner.