1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

Sold For €436.800

Paris


Chassis No.
Engine No.
DB6/2988/L
400/2984/V

Documents: Bill of Sale

  • Desirable factory left-hand-drive DB6 Vantage
  • Original, numbers-matching Vantage specification engine
  • Delivered new to elusive Dutch millionaire and music impresario Stanley Miesegaes
  • Recent service and detail by Aston Martin main agents
325 bhp, 4,200 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple Weber carburettors, ZF five-speed manual transmission, front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, and an anti-roll bar; rear suspension with a live axle, Watts linkage, radius rods, and coil springs; and four-wheel Girling disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,578 mm

In 1958, Aston Martin launched the legendary DB series with the introduction of the DB4. The idea of a longer chassis GT car capable of carrying four adults in comfort had first been muted in 1960, but in 1965 the numbered DB series had reached its ultimate evolution with the DB6, as the idea came to full fruition. In the uprated Vantage state of tune, the Tadek Marek-designed and race-developed inline six-cylinder was improved to produce 325 horsepower, while Touring of Milan’s celebrated coachwork design, now with its restyled rear section, was stretched to accommodate a wheelbase 3.75 inches longer than its predecessor. The addition of a Kamm-style tail distinguished the DB6 from its predecessors and endowed the car with a distinctive purposeful presence that was considered very aerodynamically advanced for its day.

Many enthusiasts consider this final series of Touring-designed Aston Martins to be the best driving of all, as they offered the most sublime combination of gentlemanly luxury, refined motorway manners, and impressive straight-line performance.

The car offered here is one of the original Vantage-specification DB6s produced in this desirable specification; factory left-hand drive, with the high-performance Vantage-specification engine, five-speed manual gearbox, limited-slip differential, and for those who enjoy driving in sunny climes, a Webasto sunroof.

Chassis number DB6/2988/L was originally delivered to Mr Stanley ‘Sam’ Miesegaes in Switzerland, near Geneva, in October 1966. Mr Miesegaes was a personal friend of Supertramp founder Rick Davies and played an instrumental role in the founding of the legendary progressive rock group when he agreed to fund the project in 1969. Supertramp dedicated their third album, ‘Crime of the Century’, to their Aston Martin driving benefactor. Today, DB6/2988/L retains its original instruction book, jack, and tool kit and is attractively finished in period-correct Goodwood Green over natural leather.

In 2009, the car was purchased in Germany and immediately shipped to Roos Engineering in Switzerland to bring the car up to the new owner’s exacting standard. Work included a full service, including a replacement brake servo, the rebuilding of the steering rack, and new engine mounts. In total, 33,000 CHF of work was completed on the car at this time. Since then, the DB6 has been treated to a recent service by Aston Martin main agents as well as a complete detail programme. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by a correct owner’s handbook, tool kit, and jack.

Today, this DB6 Vantage represents a superb opportunity to acquire one of the finest and most useable GT cars of its era, in its most potent configuration.


Addendum

Please kindly note this lot has entered the EU for this sale under a temporary import bond. The successful bidder must arrange for the bond to be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the EU on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the EU.

Veuillez noter que ce lot est entrée en Union Européenne pour cette vente sous le régime de l'importation temporaire. L'adjudicataire doit lever ce régime soit en exportant le lot en dehors de l'Union Européenne sur production d'un connaissement approuvé et accompagné des documents douaniers le concernant, soit en payant les droits de douanes et la TVA applicables si le lot doit rester dans l'UE.


Lot Number
169

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