Only 68 right-hand drive DBS6 Factory-Vantage examples were produced making the DBS6 Vantage the lowest production Vantage model of all Aston Martins (with less than half that number having the manual gearbox). Continuing Aston’s famed 007 connections, the DBS was used by George Lazenby’s James Bond in the 1969 film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
Delivered new in June, 1971 by Callander’s Garage and first registered on the 14th June, this very rare, matching numbers, Aston Martin DBS6 Factory-Vantage was enviably specified with the manual ZF five-speed gearbox, aquamarine body colour, a fawn interior and sought-after wire wheels.
During its 46 years, the car was extremely well maintained as can be evidenced by its extensive history file containing MoT test certificates dating back to 1977, circa 70 invoices and other additional documents which verify the recorded mileage as being accurate. In the late seventies, the car’s colour was changed to the more fashionable colour of Storm Red and latterly to the eye-catching metallic purple the car wears today.
All of the car’s components are present, correct and in good order, including the most sought-after and unavailable items, such as the un-dented window trims, perfect front grill and the very rare and original Italian Webers.
Having been used so sparingly over the last decade, the car is now sporting a patina that would most likely persuade the new owner to undertake a full restoration. However, supplied with 12 months MoT test certificate, this car can also be driven away and with a little fettling, can be used as is.
This very rare and sough-after Aston Martin is offered at a sensible guide price, allowing any purchaser the ability to restore this car to their own specification and realise a potential profit, especially with similar fully-restored cars now realising close to £300,000.
We will be beginning a full ‘nut and bolt’ restoration on this car if it is not sold before late-june 2017.
In partnership with Aston Martin specialists, Christian Lewis, the car will be restored to concours standard and entered into several competitions.
Regardless, the car will still be available for purchase throughout this process, and any prospective buyer can choose their own specification of build.
The price of the car once restoration work has begun, or is completed, is open to negotiation.
Delivery available (worldwide)