1969 – Aston Martin DB6 Vantage
Restored by Aston Works
4 owners from new
The car was built and finished as a genuine right hand drive car on the 11th of October 1966 under VIN No DB6/2968/R and Engine No 400/2990/V. It was originally finished in Olive with Black interior trim. It was despatched on the 10th of February 1967 to Aston Dealer Cyril Williams Motors Limited of Wolverhampton. The gearbox number was 927 but changed by the factory to ZF846, and the Rear Axle number also changed from H66 126 801 to F65 126 578.
The Certified Factory Records show that it had a Vantage Engine, Chrome Wheels, Heated Rear Windscreen, Three ear hub caps, Motorola radio and Powered aerial. The Build Record also states, “improved Vantage conversion on 31st July 1967 – 400/2658”.
A brand-new handmade body was constructed using the English Wheel to form the aluminium body panels that accurately matched the original wooden bucks retained by the factory to ensure its highly accurate end shape. It has been painted in traditional Silver Birch.
The whole of the driveline was completely renovated using factory and outside specialist experts. This included increasing the engine capacity from 4 litres to 4.2 litres, fitting a new stainless steel exhaust system with ceramic coated manifolds, and all new suspension and braking parts.
All the instrumentation was renovated to an as new condition, as were all chrome parts, and seats taken back to bare metal, repainted, and trimmed in Connelly leather to original patterns. New carpeting and headlining were installed, all new glazing, door trims and rubbers et al.
In addition, the car was fitted with a new enlarged fuel tank (taking its capacity up from the standard 86 litres to 132 litres for extra-long-distance touring), and a high-end Tracker system, and Branz navigation aid fitted.
A Touch Screen Navigation system was added, along with a Reversing Camera, boot charging point, transmission tunnel Storage Box (off the James Bond special series DB5’s being built at the time) a hidden “kill switch”, and stainless steel “GB” and “DB6 Mk 11” badging.