Aston Martin DB6

Just two years after the introduction of its DB5 model, Aston Martin introduced the slightly larger and plusher DB6. The car was undeniably more practical and still quite potent while offering a bit more comfort than its predecessor. Bowing in late-1965, the DB6 stretched the venerable Aston Martin chassis 3.75 inches as well as relocated the rear axle; the entire amount given to additional rear seat space. At the front, the DB6 closely resembled the DB5, but from the cowl back, changes become evident. Its windshield was higher and more vertical, and the roofline was raised to provide more headroom. The tapered tail was gone, having given way to a modern, abrupt Kamm-style treatment similar to Ferraris of the era. Front door quarter windows returned along with an oil-cooler air scoop low on the nose and quarter bumpers at each corner. Aston Martin produced a total of only 1,321 DB6 Coupes from 1965-1970.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

282 hp, 3,995 cc (243.7 cu. in.) double overhead cam inline six-cylinder, ZF five-speed manual transmission, front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, rear suspension with live axle, Watts linkage, radius rods, coil springs, Girling front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 101.7".

Source: RM Auctions

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