Launched in 1965 to replace the DB5, the DB6 is often considered to be the last ‘real’ Aston Martin. With a longer wheelbase, the raised roofline flowed down to the new ‘Kamm’ tail, greatly assisting stability at high speeds. The Tadek Marek designed six-cylinder engine, which had been enlarged to 3,995cc for the preceding DB5, remained unchanged and the power output on triple SU carburettors was 282bhp, rising to 325bhp in Vantage specification.
In the summer of 1969, the MKII DB6 was announced in both Saloon and Convertible (Volante) configurations. Distinguishable by its flared wheel arches and DBS wheels, the MKII benefitted from power-assisted steering as standard. When DB6 production ceased in 1970, a total of 1,753 cars had been made, but significantly only 50 MkII Vantages.
This matching numbers MkII Vantage is one of just 34 original RHD examples built and first registered to the supplying dealers A & B Cars Ltd on 26th February 1970. The history file details all the way back to 1974, with an abundance of invoices and documents, including a complete record of all the owners from new.
During 2007-2008 the Aston was the subject of comprehensive restoration work, undertaken by Mark Danes Ltd, including changing the colour from its original Bahama Yellow to its current Cumberland Grey
Since this work the car has been maintained regardless of cost by Aston Martin Specialists Newlands Motors who most recently undertook a complete engine rebuild over the summer of 2018. A MKII Vantage is a rare car, especially one with such a complete history.