1970 Aston Martin DB6

Mk II Vantage Coupe
RM Open Roads, April 2021 (Online Only)
Wednesday, 21 April - Thursday, 29 April 2021
£203,500 ($283,211)
Sale Price
£140,000 - £180,000
Est. Range
28 April 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. DB6MK24270/R. Fiesta Red over black leather. RHD, 3,995/325hp, three Webers, wire wheels, Motorola pushbutton radio, Radiomobile 8-track, power windows. Since it is not mentioned it is reasonable to conclude the transmission is a 4-speed.

Evaluation: Located in the UK. Represented as the original engine. Scruffy, dirty, mildewed, rusty barn find showing 7301 miles on the odometer and 107,301 miles on the rust, oily, grimy chassis and suspension. Not registered since the 1980s, complete with old newspapers as documentation. The paint is old, dull and damaged. The driver’s seat has pulled seatback seams but is otherwise likely salvageable. Everything else is gone including the dashboard bezel and switch chrome. Exterior chrome is a rust-pitted mess. Underbody shots show rust in the sills. A mess sold on a bill of sale without registration paperwork.

Bottom Line: It’s a mess, but it’s mostly complete. Sold in Great Britain, the right-hand drive is a modest advantage and is reflected in the over-estimate price it brought. The new owner’s problem now is that there’s only a little over $300,000 left between this result and the value of this DB6 Vantage in concours condition. There just isn’t any comfort margin in that equation.

by Rick Carey
6 May 2021
db6 front
db6 side
db6 vantage interior
db6 vantage engine
db6 rear


  • Ken Russell says:

    They were ALL ZF 5 Speeds and especially the Vantage. British Cars By Ken, Aston Martin Expert for 50 years.

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