1970 Aston Martin DB6

Bonhams: The Bond Street Sale
Saturday, 4 December 2021
£253,000 ($334,820)
Sale Price
£160,000 - £200,000
Est. Range
4 December 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Auction House
RHD. 3995/325hp Vantage-spec engine, ZF 5-speed gearbox, power steering, chrome wire wheels, Radiomobile radio, woodrim steering wheel, power windows.

Evaluation: Aston Martin made 240 DB6 MkIIs, and the requisite Vantage specification is desirable for its wider wheels and flared arches. This DB6 is particularly distinctive due to its Bahama Yellow paintwork, of which only three DB6 MkIIs were painted this color. Long-term Aston Martin Owner’s Club (AMOC) member ownership (1974-2012) and featured in the factory’s Millennium Calendar entitled, ‘A Celebration of Craftsmanship’. The paint finish looks uneven and aged. There’s a dent to the right of the front AM badge, and the chrome has slight pitting. The wheels are good, but the knock-ons are dented. The headlamp bowls are dusty. The interior presents better with superb roof lining, dashboard, and door cards. The seat leather is very creased and looks original. Never restored because it never really needed to be, and consistently maintained but visibly aged. Best used as a driver.

Bottom Line: Some colors are rare for a reason, and few would argue that yellow is the best look on a DB6. That, combined with this car’s solid-but-slightly-scruffy condition held it back to this sold price. It’s on the low end for a home-market Vantage-spec DB6, but still appropriate despite Bonhams’ modest presale estimate.

by Andrew Newton
15 December 2021

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