Lot 130


1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2 Vantage

Offered from The 20th Century Collection


€218,500 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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Kuwait Vehicle Registration
  • Offered from The 20th Century Collection
  • One of 71 Vantage-specification DB6 Mk 2s produced from 1969 to 1970
  • Retains its matching-numbers Vantage-specification engine
  • Left the factory finished in Platinum over a Black Connolly leather interior; now finished in metallic dark blue
  • Accompanied by a copy of its factory build sheet
  • Requires light recommissioning prior to road use
Addendum: Please note this lot has entered the EU on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the EU on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the EU.

Veuillez noter que ce lot est entré dans l'UE sous couvert d'une autorisation d'importation temporaire, qui doit être annulée soit en exportant le lot en dehors de l'UE avec une lettre de débarquement approuvé accompagné des documents douaniers nécessaires, soit en payant la TVA et les droits d'importation applicables pour que le lot reste dans l'UE.

Introduced by Aston Martin at the very end of DB6 production, the Mk 2 was launched to represent the long-lived model at its ultimate evolution. Some of the changes were mechanical and subtle, including fitment of a larger clutch plate and power-assisted steering as standard equipment. Others were easily noticeable, such as the adoption of wider wheels with standard three-ear knock-offs, necessitating flared wheel arches, and a more modern interior with pleated leather front seats, forecasting the DBS V8 that soon followed.

With its successor looming on the horizon, the DB6 Mk 2 was not in production for long. Especially rare was the Vantage version, which featured an engine with triple-Weber carburettors rather than the usual two; in the highest state of tune producing some 325 horsepower. Only 71 Mk 2s were fitted with the Vantage engine from new, and only a handful of those left the factory left-hand-drive.

Purchased directly from A.M.L. Ltd. (Aston Martin Lagonda) by Mrs Lucy Hartley of Teddington, this DB6 Mk 2 Vantage was prepared for personal export, with a factory guarantee issued on 1 October 1970. Specified with the desirable five-speed manual ZF gearbox and two front seatbelts, the bodywork was coated in Platinum paint, contrasted by Black Connolly leather hide in the cabin with a Grey headlining and Black carpets.

Little is known of the ownership history following Mrs Hartley’s ownership, while this DB6 Mk 2 Vantage has been part of a private collection in Kuwait since the 2000s. The vehicle has remained on static display for a number of years, and chassis 4309/R will require recommissioning prior to road use.

Upon inspection, the car was found to retain its matching-numbers Vantage engine, as verified by the accompanying copy of the Aston Martin build sheet. The DB6 is presented in dark blue metallic paint, with a factory-correct black leather interior. As one of just 71 Vantage DB6 Mk 2s built, this Aston Martin provides a rare and exciting opportunity own one of the final iterations of Carrozzeria Touring’s iconic design.