Lot 310: Aston Martin DB7 Coupe Superleggera
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"
- Rare power steering and Webasto sunroof options - Recent cosmetic restoration and servicing by Classic Showcase - Original color combination of Dubonnet Red with tan hides
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 lovely DB6 arrived in the United States in the late-1970s and comes complete with paperwork about its importation and its first owner. Refinished in its original color of Dubonnet Red, this alloy-bodied Aston Martin has benefited from a recent cosmetic restoration by Classic Showcase. It includes fitting and repaint in the original color, color-sand and buff, a full service and some mechanical systems rebuilt. Additionally, it has received a complete new interior in natural tan Garrett leather, a restored sunroof, new stainless steel exhaust system, re-plated brightwork, hydraulics replaced as-needed, cooling system service, all hoses replaced, distributor and carburetors rebuilt and transmission service. A complete vehicle detailing was conducted as well, down to the undercarriage.
The engine was rebuilt, including a new electronic fuel pump. It has been fitted with ceramic exhaust manifolds for better heat management. The instruments have been rebuilt by the professionals at Nisonger. Glass headlamp covers are intact, and the car is equipped with re-chromed, three-eared knock-offs with chrome wire wheels. Unusual options include power steering and a large open-air Webasto sunroof, both of which will enhance driving and touring comfort measurably. Fit and finish are excellent on this well-maintained and cared-for example of a classic DB6 that is certainly an outstanding representative of quintessential Aston Martin elegance and grace.
Sports & Classics of Monterey|
RM Auctions, Monterey, California
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$130000|
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