It may not look like it, but this 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage has had a pretty easy life in Australia.
When Aston Martin built the DB6 (1965 – 1970) they also offered a faster version. This DB6 Vantage was equipped with three Weber-carburettors and a high compression ratio cylinder head, so the 4.2 litres inline six cylinders produced 325 bhp, thus giving the car a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph).
This one here is one of those DB6 Vantages.
The color may look odd to you, but it is actually in pretty good shape. This particular car was bought new in Australia in 1966 from the official AM-distributor, Emptor Motors in Melbourne.
Mind you, the first few owners didn’t love this Vantage very much. Owner number 1 sold the car after three years to owner nr. 2, who kept it for just six months. He then sold it it Emptor Motors again as a trade in for a new DBS. In 1970, Emptor sold the car again to its last owner, and he kept it ever since.
It may not look brilliantly, but this car has always been maintained well.
The paint, probably the original paint job or at least a very old one, looks dull and the wear and tear on the interior is described by the auction house as ‘a nice patina’. When the wire wheels were in need of looking after a few years ago, the owner decided to switch to disc wheels.
The wheels and the tatty paint job give this car a bit of a ‘ratlook’, and it doesn’t look that bad, does it?
The car is in original condition, all numbers are matching according to auction house Pickles and every detail is as it should be, even the body gaps. There are 60,000 miles on the odometer, so technically it’s almost like new.
This car is part of the sale of around 70 vehicles at Gosford Classic Car Museum in Australia.