Chassis # DB6/3425/LC
Engine # 400/3464
- An original LHD car that was delivered new in England as a 30th wedding anniversary to the wife of a Shell Oil director
- Exported to California when a few months old after a tour of the UK, the car remained in the family for the next thirty years
- Converted to manual transmission and Weber carburettors in 1989 and repainted and retrimmed in the mid 2000's
- After leaving the USA in 2007 it returned to England about ten years later and has recently benefitted from significant expenditure at Aston Martin Works
- A very good example in lovely colours, which boasts an interesting history and a one-year warranty
This beautiful Aston Martin DB6 Saloon has certainly led an interesting life.
The car was ordered new by an American director of the Shell Oil Company as a gift to his wife on their 30th wedding anniversary. Excitingly, the couple took delivery of the Oystershell coloured left hand drive DB6 with its natural coloured leather interior in England (most likely the Newport Pagnell factory) and toured England for a few months. Chosen from the list of factory options were items such as an automatic transmission, Coolair air conditioning, power assisted steering, front and rear seat belts, FIAMM air horns, chrome wire wheels with three eared spinners, a heated rear window, a New Yorker radio, two wing mirrors and front and rear bumper over-riders.
A month into their tour of the United Kingdom the car returned to the factory for its 500 mile service, after which it returned again a few months later at 685 miles for a 1,000 mile service, a new automatic gearbox to be fitted, and the fitting of an "exhaust emissions kit". Shortly after this we believe the car was then shipped to the USA.
We are fortunate to have made contact with the first owner's son and grandson who have very generously supplied the history file with some wonderful information and photographs