A recently completed restoration by Cotswold Classic Car Restorations, now unexpectedly for sale. This example of Aston Martin's iconic DB6 was first registered in 1968 and is the more favoured series 1 type. Finished in the rare and eye-catching combination of Autumn Gold with Ox Blood interior.
The intention of this restoration was to fully restore the car to as new condition. Additionally, we have incorporated a number of improvements to the car to enhance its usability, reliability, and importantly safety under the conditions that it is likely to encounter when being used on today’s roads.
In order to achieve this, whilst ensuring the finished car retains the maximum possible originality, pain staking effort has been taken at every stage of this project. From carefully recording the condition and originality of every component removed from the car during its dis-assembly, to in-depth research into the origin of the smallest parts, no stone has been left unturned.Where components were found to be unsuitable for refurbishment they have been replaced with new components that match or exceed the specification of the original component. Similarly, where items have been refurbished this has been carried out to a standard which is as good or in some cases better than when the components were new. The restoration itself was carried out using a combination of both traditional and modern techniques.
The bodyshell has been treated to a full body off, bare metal restoration which has resulted in a body shell that has a flawless finish and is resplendent in its Autumn Gold colour. All of the cars brightwork has been restored or renewed contributing to the cars “as new” appearance.
The car benefits from having new glass and window rubbers throughout.
The chassis has been totally restored and finished with contemporary products that provide for a period looking, yet durable corrosion resistant finish.
The chassis, suspension and steering components have been completely restored or replaced and the car benefits from the addition of a Harvey Bailey handling kit. Additionally the back axle is equipped with a limited slip differential.
The engine has been totally rebuilt and restored to the enhanced vantage specification. The engine also benefits from being fitted with a modern digital ignition and Jenvey fuel injection all being controlled by a Motech M800 ecu. Whilst these components are not period correct, they substantially enhance both performance and the cars ability to be used in modern driving conditions. Should a new owner prefer a more period correct approach to the fuel delivery for the engine, we are able to remove the Jenvey fuel injection and fit either; Webber DCOE carburettors, Webber Heritage throttle bodies or the standard equipment SU carburettors.
The car’s owner specified that the gearbox in the car be capable of coping with modern traffic conditions and deliver a seamless gear change. In order to facilitate this the car has been equipped with a ZF 4HP automatic gearbox of the type fitted to modern sporting Jaguar cars. Should a new owner prefer to have the car configured with a manual gearbox, we are able to convert the car to manual gearbox utilising either a five speed or six speed gearbox.
Moving onto the passenger cabin, the car has been treated to a full retrim of the seats and door cards in Connolly leather in an Ox Blood colour. The car has also been treated to anew carpets throughout the passenger cabin and boot area. All of this work was completed in house by our own craftsmen using the original seat covers etc as patterns for the newly crafted seat covers, door cards and carpets.
Passenger comfort is enhanced by the fitment of air conditioning and electric windows. The car is also equipped with an in car entertainment system that has modern capabilities whilst retaining a period correct appearance. The passenger cabin and boot area benefit from extensive high quality sound proofing.
Staying within the passenger cabin, all of the cars instruments, switchgear and control surfaces have been restored or replaced with new components, contributing to the “as new” feel that this DB6 imparts when sitting in it.
This DB6 is a truly special restoration and can genuinely be described as a “full nut and bolt restoration” with no part or component on the car being left unrestored or renewed. The car has unexpectedly become available and given the extent of the restoration that has been completed, this car represents remarkable value for money when compared to other comparable DB6’s currently on the market.
The specification of the car can be varied as outlined above and the final selling price can be negotiated to reflect any changes to the specification that are agreed prior to completion of sale of the car.
We welcome serious enquiries from individuals that are seeking to purchase a fully restored DB6 and we would encourage individuals to contact us to discuss both the car or any proposed purchase price offer.