The final production series for the DB6 being the “Mk II” was the swan song of the DB variants produced by Newport Pagnell. The specification shared many parts with the DBS such as the wheels and tyres, hubs and seats so as to help to minimize costs, the wider tyres are accommodated by slight flares over the wheel arches. The DB6 differed from its predecessors in having a longer wheelbase which, at 8′ 5¾”, was 3¾” longer than that of the DB5. This meant more room for rear passengers, which made the DB6 more of a family man’s car and helped it sell better than the earlier models in the series. The bodywork was distinctive, with a slightly higher roofline than the DB4 and DB5, and featured an aerodynamically efficient abbreviated ‘Kamm’ tail.
Our correct matching numbers DB6 Mk 2 “Vantage” is documented by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited as being one of only 46 cars to be originally manufactured with the AE Brico fuel injection system although this was not properly developed and virtually all of these cars were later converted to Weber carburettors as our example has been. A significant improvement over the already impressive 285 bhp of the standard DB6, according to the factory, this car now produces a reputed 325BHP and is presented in this ultimate specification together with an upgraded modern five-speed manual gearbox for superlative driving pleasure.
Supplied new on the 16th February 1970 via Wharf Garages Ltd.
On Hexagon Classics acquisition, we commissioned a comprehensive mechanical overhaul by Marque specialists Pugsley & Lewis and a complete interior re-trim using the correct Connolly Vaumol hides.
Accompanying the car in the chassis file:
Drivers instruction hand book
Original BMIHT certificate
Pictorial restoration pictures
Aston Martin DB6 MKII brochure
Aston Martin DB6 Vantage road test
We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra-rare DB6 Mk 2 Vantage which is presented in commensurately superb condition throughout.