A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I is the latest addition to the fleet of classic cars destined for the Silverstone Auctions set to take place on a busy car week, July 27. This car has previously been owned by one of the UK’s best-loved entertainer Des O’Connor CBE and is estimated between £100,000 and £120,000.
It comes with its original plate and the original color combination of Oyster Special Grey with Special Red interior. Interested persons will also be issued with a full mechanical report from Heritage Aston Martin specialists Pugsley and Lewis upon request.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said:
Des was the first owner of this exquisite 1966 DB6 and it would appear he didn’t hold back as every conceivable option was ordered, including power steering, heated rear screen and air conditioning. If that wasn’t enough then the lucky new owner will also get pictures of Des when he owned the car which are included in the history file.
Rarely do we see a car so complete and boasting the original engine, automatic transmission, interior seats, door cards and even chassis number allocation written under the rear seats. The Silverstone Classic Sale, one of the highlights at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, offers a rare opportunity to own a truly incredible car, the first time it has been offered for public sale in 35 years.
Other than this DB6, there will also be a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 with restorations done by specialists such as Aston Workshop and HWM Aston Martin. The car now runs on unleaded fuel and also received a water pump overhaul and reconditioning of the starter motor. They estimate that this DB5 could auction between £275,000 and £325,000