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Aston Martin DB6

Aston Martin DB6 (United Kingdom, 1965-1971)

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The Aston MartinAston MartinAston MartinUnited Kingdom, 1914 > present62 models
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DB6 had the tough mission of being the successor of the very successful DB5DB5Aston Martin DB5United Kingdom, 1963 > 19658 versions
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. The grand tourer was produced from September 1965 to January 1971 and at the time was the longest production model in Aston Martin's history.

The model was introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show with a very dated design. It shared a large resemblance to its predecessor, the DB5. The most  noticeable differences could be found on the wheelbase, side profile, split front and rear bumpers and rear panels incorporating the Kammback tail rear end.

On 21 August 1969 Aston Martin launched the DB6 Mark II identified by distinct flares on front and rear wheel arches and wider tyres on 1/2" wider wheels. The Mark II edition shared many parts with the then-new DBS. At the 1966 London Motor Show Aston Martin announced a convertible body style of the DB6, which following the tradition was called DB6 Volante

The DB6 Mark II was announced on 21 August 1969, identified by distinct flares on front and rear wheel arches and wider tyres on 1/2" wider wheels. Available as an optional extra for the Mark II was AE Brico electronic fuel-injection combined with the higher compression ratio cylinder head. The Mark II edition shared many parts with the then-new DBS.A convertible body style was also offered, as per Aston tradition, called the DB6 Volante, this was first introduced at the 1966 London Motor Show



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