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1967 Aston Martin DB6

Volante
RM Open Roads February 2021
Friday, 19 February - Sunday, 28 February 2021
€379,500 ($458,929)
Sale Price
€375,000 - €425,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
26 February 2021
Sold Date
142
Lot Number
#4
Unrestored original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. DBVC3633R; Engine no. 4003140. Red with black top over black leather. RHD, 3995/282hp, automatic, wire wheels, aftermarket Blaupunkt cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Located in Dubai. In project condition with dull, severely cracked old repaint and dull brightwork. Decent interior. No severe rust or rot visible underneath. Slightly dirty, lifeless engine bay but everything appears complete. Yes it’s a project and yes it’s an automatic, but it deserves to be saved.

Bottom Line: RM sold this car at the Phoenix sale in 2007 for $220,000. Other than 12 fewer km on the odometer it’s in identical condition and still waiting for the attention it deserves. All classic Astons are worth more than they were 14 years ago, even projects, but for an automatic and a right-hand driver outside of the UK, this is a very generous result.

by Andrew Newton
3 March 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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