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Slades Garage, Church Road, Penn, Bucks

HP10 8LY

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Coupe For Sale

Finished in Silver Birch with contrasting Ox Blood Hide. First registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne as 'LVK 37D' on 11th January 1966, this stunning DB6 is believed to only had Four owners from new with the previous owner acquiring the vehicle from a local acquaintance 1972. The second owner had taken the mileage up to an indicated 63, 000 miles before parting ways with the car in 1972. The car was used regularly from 1972 until it was Laid-up in a heated garage in 1979 due to the demands of a busy veterinary practice, the DB6 was nonetheless treated to much work over the next two years. The sills and jacking points were replaced and repairs made to the suspension location points. The rear axle was overhauled by Roadstyles, the flywheel renewed and a fresh clutch fitted (complete with associated slave cylinder and hose). Newport Pagnell-trained, Chisholm not only reupholstered the seats in Red leather but also installed a new headlining, door cards and carpets.

The suspension was refurbished with new parts as necessary, while a thorough overhaul of the brake system saw the callipers stripped and uprated with stainless steel pistons, the discs / pads renewed and various cables / hoses replaced. The radiator was recored, an electric fuel pump added and the triple SU carburettors rejuvenated. The rev counter was recalibrated and a stainless steel exhaust fitted.

New wire wheels were sourced along with new electric window motors and wing shields / rubber seals. More recent fettling carried out over the past eight years or so has encompassed a bare metal respray in its original Silver Birch livery and an upgrade to electronic ignition.

The windscreen and badging have been renewed as have the four tyres / tubes. The factory-fitted engine (number 400/ 2379) has had its cylinder head converted to unleaded by Aston Engineering. Kept in a heated garage for the past thirty-nine years. The DB6 shows a highly credible 81, 000 miles to its odometer and is offered for sale with continuation green logbook, cloth cover, original handbook, workshop manual, Heritage Certificate, sundry old MOTs dating back to 1974 and numerous parts receipts. Matching chassis and engine numbers, ZF five-speed manual gearbox

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