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    1968 Aston Martin DB6 Coupe

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 20th-22nd at Russo and Steele’s inaugural Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    Unveiled at the London Motor Show in October 1965, the Aston Martin DB6 advanced David Brown’s “Gentlemen’s Express” concept in every respect and today, it attracts rising collector interest for its excellent driving dynamics, race-bred performance, refinement, and iconic styling. Cloaked in hand-formed aluminum, retaining the highly attractive DB4GT/DB5 covered headlamps, and featuring an aero-efficient Kamm tail with integral spoiler, the DB6 improved upon its DB4 and DB5 forebears with a two-inch wheelbase extension allowing heightened comfort, useful rear seats, and improved headroom.

    Comprehensive standard features and rich Connolly leather upholstery belied the impressive performance of the DB6 and its lusty 4.0-liter DOHC “six”, which delivered 282 bhp and propelled the car from rest to 60 mph in about six seconds, with top speeds exceeding 140 mph. A five-speed ZF gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes were standard. In all, just 1,321 DB6 Coupes were produced along two distinct series between September and January 1971, with many originally owned by the era’s top figures, including Mick Jagger, Paul (later Sir Paul) McCartney, HRH Prince Charles, Peter Sellers, and Twiggy. The wonderful 1968 DB6 offered here is no exception.

    According to a copy of its original Aston Martin build sheet, this original left-hand drive DB6 Coupe from 1966, Chassis DB6/3365/L, was purchased new on March 5, 1968 by none other than Heinrich Nordhoff, who famously led the post-WW II reconstruction of Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant and oversaw the marque’s amazing growth. As delivered, 3365/L was finished in Platinum with Black upholstery and equipped with a ZF five-speed gearbox plus “non-standard” factory options including chrome road wheels, heated rear window, power radio antenna, 3.73:1 limited-slip differential, and three-ear hub caps. Sadly, Nordhoff passed away just over a month after taking delivery of the car. According to German ownership documents, the DB6 remained in Germany with its subsequent keepers. A comprehensive restoration was undertaken in 1984 by marque specialists in Hamburg and then in 1986, it was taken to the UK’s Aston Service Dorset for further work. Expert bodywork is documented by a selection of images accompanying the sale of the car. In 2005, 3365/L was imported from Germany to the USA by a noted AMOC member and that August, it was acquired by the current owner.

    Handsomely presented in black on black leather and complete with rare NOS electronically-adjustable rear shock absorbers, a tool kit, and a spare wheel and tire, 3365/L is accompanied at auction by an extensive document file containing a copy of the original build sheet, restoration invoices, German ownership and TüV paperwork, importation papers from 2005, and copies of DB6 Owner’s and Workshop manuals. Equally ready for classic touring events and the Concours field, 3365/L remains simply a wonderful and highly desirable example of one of the finest David Brown-era Astons.



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