Legacy Model Spotlight: Aston Martin DB6 Overview

Aston Martin DB6

How many Aston Martin DB6’s are there? When was the Aston Martin DB6 made? These are just a couple of the questions we frequently get asked at Aston Martin Palm Beach. 1,788 Aston Martin DB6 Grand Tourers were produced between 1965 and 1971. Take a moment to learn more about this 2+2 coupe, including how much an Aston Martin DB6 is worth today and what the difference is between the DB5 and DB6. Then, explore our Aston Martin research guides for other helpful reads about vintage Aston Martin models, like the classic Aston Martin DB9!

History of the Aston Martin DB6 

Now that you know how many Aston Martin DB6 models there are, and when the Aston Martin DB6 was made, let’s take a closer look at the history of the Aston Martin DB6. The Aston Martin DB6 debuted in 1965 at the London Motor Show as the successor to the Aston Martin DB5. The DB6 featured a rear-end Kamm-style design, not unlike the rear-end design of the Ferrari 250. This is to say that the Aston Martin DB6 was a bit edgier and more vibrant looking, which put off the sensibilities of some of the more traditional Aston Martin enthusiasts. Others welcomed this flashier Aston Martin aesthetic. Highlights of the Aston Martin DB6 included: 

  • 152-mph top speed 
  • Standard 3995 cc DOHC Straight six-cylinder engine with 282 bhp and 280 lb-ft of torque 
  • Optional Vantage engine with 325 hp and 314 lb-ft of torque
  • The choice of a ZF 5-speed overdrive manual or Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission 
  • Curb weight of 3,250 pounds 

A variety of DB6 refreshes appeared throughout the run of production. These included the Aston Martin DB6 Mark II in 1969, the DB6 Vantage, the DB6 Volante Convertible, and DB6 Shooting Brake. Each of these configurations offered Palm Beach Gardens drivers enhanced specs, stylistic upgrades, and featured highly limited runs. 

What is the Difference Between the Aston Martin DB5 and DB6? 

The primary differences between the preceding DB5 and the proceeding DB6 are as follows. Compared to the DB5, the DB6 featured: 

  • Kammback tail rear end
  • Optional power steering
  • Taller, steeper windscreen
  • New front-door quarter windows
  • Low oil-cooler air scoop on the front-valence 
  • Quarter bumpers at each corner 
  • Updated taillamp clusters 
  • Standard ZF five-speed manual unit or a BorgWarner three-speed automatic gearbox 
  • Split front and rear bumpers
  • Height of roofline increased by two inches for better headroom 
  • Increased rear legroom 
  • Standard chrome wire wheels on bias-ply whitewall tires 
  • Wheelbase with additional 3.75 inches of length 
  • Available air conditioning
  • Available triple side-draft Weber 45DCOE carburetors

Which Celebrities Have Owned an Aston Martin DB6?

With a model as storied as the DB6, it’ll come as no surprise that it’s been a model owned by some of the most well-known figures in the world, including:

  • Paul McCartney of The Beatles
  • Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones
  • Prince Charles
  • Model/actress Twiggy
  • Actor Peter Sellers

How Much is an Aston Martin DB6 Worth Today? 

That depends. The ultra-limited Shooting Brake trim sold for roughly $1.2 million in 2020. Your typical Aston Martin DB6, however, is worth an average of between $350,000 and $450,000. 

Test Drive an Aston Martin DBS Near Wellington

While the Aston Marin DB6 is no longer in production, its successor, the Aston Martin DBS is in production and ready for your test drive at our West Palm Beach showroom. Just call Aston Martin Palm Beach at 561-556-5468 or contact us online to arrange for your test drive. And if you have further questions about how much an Aston Martin DB6 is worth today or the differences between an Aston Martin DB5 and DB6, we’re more than happy to answer them!

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