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Aston Martin DB6 in ‘James Bond’ Silver up for auction

  • By Neil Martin
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A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 is going under the hammer on 21 March at the Imperial War Museum.

Not only will you get a cool-looking car, but it will allow you use the phrase, “my name in Bond, James Bond.” Well, at least you have a car that was a bit like his.

Experts at H&H Classics, who are offering the car, reckon it will fetch between £170,000 and £210,000.

The four-seater grand tourer is finished in Silver Birch, the same livery as James Bond’s iconic DB5 and is understood to have covered just 81,000 miles from new. It has lived in a heated garage since 1979 and has been looked after for all of those 39 years by its owner, a retired vet living in Wales.

The car has matching chassis and engine numbers, and the preferred ZF five-speed manual gearbox. Taken off the road in 1979 and reupholstered by Chisholm to include headlining, door cards, carpets and boot, it was treated to a bare metal repaint some six years ago plus new windscreen, unleaded cylinder head conversion (Aston Engineering), fresh tyres and electronic ignition.

This will be the second Aston Martin DB6 that H&H Classics have sold for this client. Some years ago the company achieved a price of £200,000 for a yellow version of the car.

Head of Sales for H&H Classics Damian Jones said: “Few marques inspire as much loyalty and admiration as Aston Martin. Even so it is highly unusual to encounter a DB6 that has been in single ownership for forty-six years. It would be nice if the car’s next custodian proves to be as devoted as its current owner.”