Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage


  • Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage
  • 1969
  • Approx 53,000 miles
  • 1 of 71 made
  • Great provenance
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This is one of only 71 DB6 Mk2 Vantage cars produced by Aston Martin between 1969 and 1970 which was developed from the previous DB4-5 to be the best and last of the line of true Aston Martin David Brown (DB) cars.

The car was built as a genuine 325 hp Vantage fitted with three 45 DCOE Weber carbs, in the original and current colour of Oystershell with red interior. All as described in the factory build specification shown on the British Motor Industry Trust Certificate which also shows the car to have been built with a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic gearbox and was subsequently changed for the current five-speed ZF manual. The car was also factory fitted with the very nicely weighted Adwest power steering rack, which was standard on the DB6 Mk2.

The car was once owned by John Asprey, the London Bond Street jeweller, who brought the car back to the UK from Switzerland, when he bought it from the then Swiss owner, Mr Lualdi of Zug in 1989. Mr. Lualdi had the car comprehensively restored by Roos Engineering in Switzerland using all new Aston Martin factory parts. Acknowledged Aston DB expert Richard Williams remarked that this is one of the best DB chassis he has seen. The underside has been regularly waxoil protected to preserve the chassis, which remains in excellent condition.

In the eight years of John Asprey’s ownership, although covering only a few hundred miles per year, was ‘factory prepared’, with all maintenance and repairs done by the Aston Martin factory at Newport Pagnell, with apparent little regard to cost.

The KPH speedometer was changed by the Aston factory in February 1992 when reading 83299Km for a new MPH speedometer at zero miles. The car currently has approx 53,000 miles recorded (May 2020), verified by MOT certificates.

This DB6 has always had everything it needs and more: In the 23 year period, in addition to constant ongoing maintenance and servicing the car has had significant work as follows:

  •  Lifetime Tracker security fitted (1998)

  •  Cylinder head rebuilt with hard valve seats for unleaded petrol (1998)

  •  Brake calipers rebuilt with stainless steel pistons (2000)

  •  Wheel bearings and suspension ball joints replaced (2006)

  •  Borg Warner auto gearbox converted to ZF 5 speed manual (2006)

  •  Chrome wire wheels replaced by new stainless steel 72 spoke wheels by MWS (2007)

  •  Splined wheel hubs and 3-eared spinners replaced by Aston Service Dorset (2007)

  •  R.S. Williams handling kit fitted. Comprising of uprated Fr shock absorbers, uprated Fr anti roll bar, uprated telescopic Rr shock absorbers replacing lever arm type (2008)

  •  Rear axle reconditioned by Super Torque Transmissions (2008)

  •  Body repainted by Rolls Royce and Bentley specialist Les Bedford (2009)

  • The wheel and suspension upgrades and repaint in 2007-9 were at approx 42,000 miles

Additional information

Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 cm