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Lot 650

A GREAT BRITISH ICON AN ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE


A GREAT BRITISH ICON AN ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE CHASSIS NO: DBVC/3683/R ENGINE NO: 400/3576/VC REGISTRATION: TMP 548F, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION Purchased by Mrs Sandra Bernstein, wife of Sidney Bernstein (later Lord Bernstein), the founder of Granada Television, on 18th May 1968 from Odeon Motors and registered TMP 548F, the same number plate it wears today. Mrs Bernstein was familiar with Astons having previously owned a DB5 Convertible. This Volante was to prove a firm favourite and she owned and cherished it for the rest of her life before passing the car to her son. Particulars of non-standard equipment are listed on the build sheet as follows: Volante ZF Vantage Convertible Spec. Vantage Engine Power assisted steering 3.73:1 Limited Slip Differential Chrome Road Wheels Power Operated Aerial Three Ear Hub Caps Two Lap % Diagonal Safety Belts (Front Seats) Seven Pints Anti-Freeze The car was delivered in Pacific blue with Natural hide (Connolly VM846) and fitted with a manual gear box. Today the car presents as it left the factory with the exception of a replacement Mohair hood in dark blue. Mileage from new is a mere 38,833. The car has a valid MOT certificate until September 2017. Only 29 DB6 Vantage Volantes were produced and as such they are highly prized by collectors. What makes this car so special is its single family ownership and its remarkable originality. The interior is wonderfully patinated, the engine bay is original and the engine remains leaded. As one would expect of a car of this age attention has been given to the sills, which were replaced in 2010. The history file that accompanies the car contains correspondence with Ian Mason, Ivon Dutton, Wren Classics and Goldsmith and Young. Today collectors are finding it increasingly difficult to acquire cars that remain original and unrestored from the day they left the factory. This is one such car and it represents a unique opportunity to purchase one of the rarest post-war Aston Martins. It is, in our view, the ultimate DB6 Vantage Volante.

ESTIMATE: £650,000 - £1,000,000

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Lot Number

650

Sold In

Silver, Jewellery and Furniture [8th and 9th June 2017]
8th June 2017


Sold For

£650000.00


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Lot 1
A collection of golf clubs

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 2
A 19th century stoneware 'Harvesting' jug and another similar

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 3
A mahogany and mother-of-pearl inlaid mantel clock and a pair of similar candlesticks

Estimate: £40-60


Lot 4
A pair of royal blue cloisonne vases and a similar bowl

Estimate: £20-40

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About this Sale

Including an Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, 1968

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