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Lot 212: Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon

Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars, Bonhams (19 May 2012)

First registered on 17th March 1969 as 'XPA 229G', this particular DB6 was delivered equipped with power assisted steering, chromed wire wheels and automatic transmission (replaced with a ZF 4HP automatic by G Whitehouse Ltd in 2005). The car had had four owners (details available) and undergone two changes of registration before coming into the current vendor's possession in August 1976. A complete set of MoT certificates is available dating back to 1975 when the mileage was recorded as 64,973. The current total of 123,100 miles is believed genuine. We are advised that the Aston has not been used on salt-treated roads since 1978 and rarely been driven on wet roads since 1990. It has not suffered any (even slight) accident damage since its acquisition in 1976. The child seat attachments were added by a previous owner! Major works carried out by Aston Martin Works Service include fitting a stainless steel exhaust in 1975 (and stainless manifolds in 2006) and rebuilding the cylinder head in 1978 with new valves, valve guides and valve seats. The latter may be of the hardened variety and thus unleaded compatible; however, there is no record of their specification but we are advised that there are no signs of any unusual wear, damage or erosion after 15,000 miles of lead-free motoring. In 1980 the engine was rebuilt around a new block by Alan Shackle at AMWS. The sills were replaced at AMWS in 1981. Aluminium coachwork specialists Bucks MG restored the body in 1991, removing all glass and trim and stripping it back to bare metal before repainting (see photographic record on file). New parts fitted include the suspension springs, shock absorbers, bushes, bearings, rear trailing arms and all four wheels; brake discs, pipes and hoses, fluid reservoirs, stainless steel calliper pistons and handbrake cables; alternator, alternator controller, wiring loom ahead of engine bulkhead, ignition coil, windscreen washer bottle and pump; rear bumpers and lower door frames. Parts reconditioned include the brake callipers, master cylinder, servos and handbrake mechanism; starter motor and distributor; front bumpers (re-plated); steering wheel (repaired and re-varnished) and seatbelts (re-webbed). A foot-operated dip-switch has been fitted. Regular time/mileage related general maintenance since 1976 has seen the oil and filter changed every 2,500-3,000 miles when the car is used regularly; otherwise every 1-2 years depending on usage. Finished in silver with original black leather interior, this well cared for DB6 is described as in generally good condition. The car is offered with its original instruction book, original green VE60 logbook, the aforementioned MoT certificates, a quantity of expired tax discs, assorted bills and correspondence, current road fund licence, Swansea V5 document and fresh MoT. It should be noted that the vehicle tracker system fitted is not active.

Lot Details
Auction Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
Lot Number212
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£135000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£152700
Condition rating3
Registration numberWLK 527G
Chassis numberDB6/3569/R
Engine number400/3900
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2