Aston Martin DB6 VANTAGE SUPERLEGGERA 1966
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Black pearl
- Caramel tan
- Left hand drive
- 43,810 miles (indicated)
- 3% (minimum $300, maximum $3000)
The DB6 humbly introduced itself in 1965 as the successor to the famous and almost perfect DB5 with one clear goal in mind: MORE power and MORE space.
Aston Martin increased the wheelbase of the DB6 by 4” and this particular example boasts an estimated 385bhp.
This extremely well documented 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Superleggera is presented with a matching Engine No: 4002172V and Chassis No: DB6/2719R in the luxurious colour combination of Black Pearl with Tan leather interior.
The perfectly tuned inline six-cylinder engine with three Weber DCOE 50 carburetors, five speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle suspension with coil springs and lever-arm dampers, and four wheel disc brakes.
WALK AROUND VIDEO
This beautiful Aston Martin has been captured in this video by Dan @Normalguysupercar and will give you a real insight to the stunning engineering and pristine condition of this car.
According to a copy of the original factory build sheet, this DB6 was initially purchased by D.G. Lynall, of Warwickshire, England, through Bradbury’s Garage Limited, with a guarantee issued on May 30, 1966. Originally Oyster shell and trimmed with red Connolly leather upholstery, 2719/R was factory-specified with a Vantage engine, chrome wire wheels, a heated rear screen, three-ear knock-offs, and a Motorola radio with a power antenna.
Aston Martin records indicate a factory maintenance history through March 1968, and by the early-1980s, the car was in the possession of Laurence Kayne, of Berkeley Square Ltd.
On April 3, 1984, Mr. Kayne sold 2719/R to Scott Vincent, who imported the car to the United States. Eventually coming into the care of Arthur Wexler, of Larchmont, New York, the DB6 was purchased in 1990 by Peter Ungen and Marjan Kraljevic, a well-known Aston Martin expert who cut his teeth working on the race cars of famed championship driver Bob Grossman after escaping from communist Yugoslavia.
Hired as a mechanic by Aston Martin North America in 1977, Mr. Kraljevic eventually became the chief mechanic of Aston Martin Vintage Racing Services during the 1980s, before founding his own dedicated Aston Martin repair and restoration facility, Vantage Motors, of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1990.
Mr. Kraljevic was obviously an ideal custodian for 2719/R, which he bought outright from his partner in 1991. Initially merely returning the car to a reliable running state, Mr. Kraljevic began a complete nut-and-bolt restoration in late-2004, which was nothing short of a true labor of love. Irrespective of cost, his well-conceived and carefully executed work reproduced the DB6 to its highly desirable current state.
BODYWORK & INTERIOR
As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” we will let the pictures do the talking, however the bodywork and interior can only be described as concours.
Completing it’s restoration in the summer of 2006 – The DB6 has now been reborn with left-hand drive, utilizing a factory LHD dashboard, refining the powerful DB6 Vantage’s drivability for American roadways. The original right-hand drive dashboard panel and DCOE 45 Weber carburetors have been retained and are included, at the buyer’s shipping expense, from Connecticut, for the owner who might someday wish to return the car to its original configuration.
In addition to the thoughtful upgrades, more standard restoration measures were conducted, such as a rebuild of the brakes and original shocks and a general refurbishment of virtually every mechanical and cosmetic component.
All 4 wheels of this DB6 are immaculate.
If you want to be the talk of the town, feel like James Bond or be part of a very exclusive owners club, then look no further than this DB6 as we strongly believe you will struggle to find a better example anywhere in the world.
Benefiting from the upgrades to make this car more than useable in today’s traffic – this car deserves to find the right owner and be appreciated the way the car was designed to be.
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