Lot 1946


1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. I
Reg. no. VLW 910G
Chassis no. DB63462R
Engine no. t.b.a.
In 1965 the DB6 was born, the last in a line of six-cylinder sports saloons. The DB6 abandoned the Superleggera body structure of its predecessors in favour of a conventional steel frame, while retaining the outer aluminium panels. The prime objective of the DB6 was to create more rear leg room, and as such the wheelbase of this model is 4\\\" longer than its predecessors. Stylistically the major change was at the rear end with a Kamm-style tail with spoiler, which improved the aerodynamics. With these changes, the DB6 was opened up to the wider four-seater sporting saloon market. In many ways the DB6 was the culmination of many years of DB development and it is for many the best Aston to buy. Road tests at the time eulogised about the effortless power, and The Motor described the brakes as being \\\'outstandingly powerful\\\'.
VLW 910G has been in single ownership for about 30 years and in that time we are told that it has barely covered 1,000 miles. After purchase the car was stored for aboout eight years, and then it saw use for two to three years. This was about the time that unleaded fuel was being introduced so it was decided to rebuild the cylinder head. This work was never finished until very recently when the decision was made to bring this car to the market. The bores were inspected recently and according to our vendor they looked good, the only corrosion was around the water ways. Hardened valve seats had been put in when the work began and all the parts used were sourced from Aston Martin. The engine is now running, the car will require however further recommissioning before any use is considered. The brakes will require overhauling and the carburation system will need adjusting, even though the fuel pumps have already been cleaned and are working. During the initial recommissioning a pin hole appeared in the power steering tube, an acceptable in-line connector repair was carried out due to the tight timescale before the car\\\'s collection. We are also advised that the driver\\\'s window isn\\\'t working, although our vendor believes this to be just a fuse. The bumpers require replating and there are some paint blemishes all round.
This DB6 is offered reluctantly to the market in original condition, so the car could either be recommissioned and used as is or some level of restoration could be carried out. At present the V5c has been mislaid, so the car is offered with a DB5 workshop manual, a handbook and a parts catalogue.

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