Produced between 1965 and 1969 for the Mk I model, the DB6 is one of Aston Martin’s finest classics. With the split front and rear bumpers and the Kammback tail rear end, the design combines elegance and character. Powered by a 4-liter six-cylinder in-line dual overhead camshaft (or DOHC) engine, the 1966 Aston Martin DB6’s performance is among the top vehicles of its generation. The Tadek Marek designed engine produces 282 hp at 5,500 rpm, which enables the DB6 to reach a top speed of 145mph and offers a 0 to 60 mph time of 8.4 seconds. With the DB6, Aston Martin stopped using the superleggera construction, which resulted in a heavier but more stable vehicle. The Kamm tail and the aerodynamics also improved the high-speed stability of the car. The wheelbase of the DB6 is longer than earlier models, meaning it offers more luggage space, inside room and comfort, while surprisingly only adding 17 pounds to the overall weight of the vehicle.
The 1966 DB6 comes with several options such as air conditioning, a sunroof and power steering, which can add value to the classic today. The DB6 also offers an upgraded engine trim, the Vantage, which quotes 325 hp and increases the top speed up to 155mph. When buying a classic Aston Martin there are many things to consider. With the DB6, Aston Martin abandoned the superleggera construction, to use a more common aluminum skins and steel floor and inner panels’ combination. Therefore, buying a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 requires a meticulous pre-purchase inspection. The body should be carefully inspected for rust, especially where the steel chassis meets the aluminum body panels.
Whether you’re looking for a pristine example of a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 with special options, or whether you would like one to restore from top-to-bottom, The Beverly Hills Car Club will be able to provide your with the best service. With years of experience in buying and selling classic cars in California, their team knows everything about classic Aston Martins. Browse their inventory online now to view the models currently in stock! They are always just a phone call away and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you.
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