Aston Martin DB6
The Aston Martin DB6 is a manufactured between 1965 and 1970 sports car from Aston Martin. Compared to the DB5 to be slightly larger and offered in addition to a total of upgraded features improved aerodynamics.
The most significant change to its predecessor was the departure from the superleggera construction. The DB6 was conventionally manufactured with a body attached to the chassis. With three SU carburettors, the constant-pressure in-line six -cylinder to deliver like the DB5 210 kW ( 282 hp). The end of the construction period produced DB6 Mark II had some common parts with the DBS was introduced in 1967, which was equipped with a V8 engine. As the successor finally 1972 based on the DBS Aston Martin Vantage came with the familiar six-cylinder engine on the market, but this was only built until 1973.
Like its predecessor, the DB6 was produced in several variants. In addition to classic DB6 coupe, these were:
Offered As with the previous models Aston Martin Vantage under the nickname for the DB6 a more powerful version. The engine of the DB6 Vantage made thanks to three Weber carburetors 242 kW ( 325 hp).
The DB6 Volante convertible had called at the London Motor Show of 1966 premiere. Only 140 cars were built, of which 29 were delivered with the more powerful engine than DB6 Vantage Volante.
DB6 Shooting Brake
As with the DB5 DB6 individual models were rebuilt and sold to the Shooting Brake. These vehicles are in demand especially rare and collectors and are not manufactured in the factory, but from the free body building firms Harold Radford Coachbuilders and Coachwork FLM Panel Craft.
The Radford Shooting Brakes
The Company Harold Radford Coachbuilders, which had already rebuilt the DB5 to the combination, produced a total of seven DB6 Shooting Brakes. The estate version of the DB6 corresponded largely of the DB5; only in the area of the tailgate, there were some stylistic modifications. Like the DB5 version, also Radford DB6 Shooting Brake had a one-piece, hinged at the roof tailgate. A special feature of Radford versions were rear side windows that stretched almost the entire length of the loading area and resulted in small triangle windows in front of the C-pillar.
The Panel Craft Shooting Brakes
Another Shooting Brake version the company developed Coachwork FLM Panel Craft. The side windows were more complex and - as some reports noted - less attractive than Harold Radford solution. They were divided into a total of three elements, one of which was to open in the rear seat. At the rear of the car the body substructure was transferred by a striking rise in the C-pillar. The tailgate was eventually divided into two parts: the upper part was struck on the roof, the lower part on the bumper. The Panel Craft versions are extremely rare vehicles. Only three copies were made ; two of which still exist.