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1968 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon
£ 285,000.00 (€ 334,762.43)($ 379,587.23)


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This exceptional Aston Martin DB6 has been nearly 40 years with the current owner, who achieved a personal goal with its acquisition and has cherished and improved the car consistently during his stewardship.

A personal introduction to Aston Martin Works by Victor Gauntlett, saw the car undergo a major body restoration in the 1990's and that same friendship saw the car join trips to Le Mans.


With an immaculate service history where improvements in engine and body are both supported by extensive photography, you would expect a superlative car and that is clearly what Classic & Sportscar thought when they chose this car as an example for a three car test putting the Aston up against a Ferrari 330 GT and a Maserati Sebring - judged an overwhelming victory for Newport Pagnell's finest!

So with this car, you are buying not only a superlative car but one with a provenance and history to support its value in an ever changing market.

Background:

After rejecting proposals for a replacement for the DB5 from Touring of Milan, the decision was made by Aston Martin to focus on their own development car, registered, 4 YMC. Testing it in a wind tunnel for the first time in February 1965, showed the need for work to counteract the test car’s rear end lift. So, the final development phases saw a DB5 chassis, suitably lengthened and titled MP219, with a rear spoiler and abbreviated Kamm tail that Aston Martin had previously incorporated in sports racers.

The decision was made to progress MP 219 as the Aston Martin DB6 although its de Dion rear axle was replaced with a live axle on cost grounds. So, the new car, announced at the London Motor Show in October 1965, had a wheelbase extended by 3.75 inches with the extra inserted just ahead of the rear wheel arches and this allowed the roofline to be raised by an inch, while a further two inches of headroom was gained by reworking the seat squabs. Reducing the length of the trailing arms on the rear suspension, gave more elbow room at the back.

The seat shapes were changed to give greater shoulder and lumbar support while the dashboard changed only with the size and layout of individual dials. Externally, however, horizontally slatted grille beneath the number plate allowed better air flow to the oil cooler and visual symmetry of the new arrangement was maintained with a split bumper at the front that was mirrored at the rear of the car. Mechanically, the car was very similar to the Aston Martin DB5 with 3 SU carburettors fitted as standard. There were a number of items that a customer could specify at no extra cost – a Powr-Lok limited slip differential and chrome wire wheels. An electric aerial was fitted as standard, although the radio, which would be a customer choice, was considered an extra and was charged accordingly.

Summary:

This is not the first DB6 that we have had which was originally destined for the US – the purchaser of that car, registered it with its original detail and it appeared to ease its passage with him back across “the Pond”.

Irrespective of that opportunity, we believe that any discerning Aston Martin buyer – enthusiast or novice – will appreciate the depth of history that comes with this car.

The knowledge that it has been treasured for nearly forty years with a single owner, who has used the car, enjoyed the car and lavished an attention on the car that offers its next owner the very best in Aston ownership.

Vehicle History

It is wonderful to look into the history of a car that has a story to tell even before she got registered on 19th February 1968. And that story is recorded on a copy of the original build sheet where the original consignee is noted as AML Inc. – she was originally sent to the US and was allocated the chassis number DB6/2779/L! According to AML records, 2779 was one of thirty DB6 Saloons that were subsequently returned to the U.K. between May and August 1967. Thirteen were re-engineered by Aston Martin as a right-hand drive and the chassis number suffix change to an R to reflect the revised steering arrangement. 2779 was then sold to its first UK owner, a Mrs Marsh of Sheffield. The car was specified as automatic and, because of its original destination in the US, had been specified with Normalair air conditioning – rare indeed!

The current owner acquired the car in September of 1984 from a Mr Connolly of Marlborough in Wiltshire after commissioning an AA Inspection report on the car – he noted that the car had only two owners prior to Connolly but has no confirmation of the same. A copy of the AA report together with the original advert and receipt of purchase are part of a meticulous record of maintenance that he has undertaken ever since. His acquisition of the car fulfilled a long-held ambition to own an Aston and it was a wonderful coincidence that around a month after acquiring the car, the owner met Victor Gauntlett starting a friendship that continued until Victor’s sad demise.

However, as well as a subsequent introduction to the contemporary wonders of Newport Pagnell, his friendship included visits to a number of race meetings including being part of an Aston contingent to Le Mans – a contingent that included Victor’s DBR2 and DB3S.

It is interesting that in the period of two years prior to his acquisition, there is a record of the previous owner undertaking a renovation of the car so it probably looked as appealing as it does today, resplendent in the factory specified Fiesta Red with Blue leather upholstery.

However, the next owner is getting a car where the beauty is far more than just skin deep thanks to an accident/accident of fate in 1992. The car was involved in an accident and an introduction to that well-known company in Newport Pagnell was made by Victor Gauntlett! In order to return the car to roadworthy condition, it was found to need a little more than a bit of panel beating and spray. There is a wonderfully detailed photographic record produced by Aston Martin Works of the comprehensive repair and rebuild undertake.

And that is not the only important change because just two years later, the car was to be found with David Eales team at Oselli where the automatic gearbox was upgraded to a standard 5 speed manual – add to that the 2013 engine rebuild and uprating to 4.2 litre and you have what must be one of the very best DB6 saloons on the market today.

After that engine rebuild, the owner took a trip to France, stopping at Le Mans and two nights at the Hotel de France, Astons 1950’s base at Le Sarthe – no stranger to adventures in the Peak District and AMOC events, the car has proved a faithful companion.
Added to the major enhancements that have polished this gem of a car, is a service history that would be a credit to any owner – any gaps that show in the MOT history have a balancing SORN notice, every job that needed attention was attended to and if further proof were needed of that attention to detail, it came just prior to the car’s delivery to us.

It had been noted during discussions, that the under-bonnet pad was a little worn and detracted from an otherwise good-looking engine bay. When the car arrived, there was a resplendently new pad fitted and a copy invoice for the same from Aston Service Dorset.

Readers of Classic & Sportscar magazine may think that they have seen this car before – and they would be right. Their November 2009 issue carried a report entitled “GT Showdown – Aston vs Ferrari vs Maserati” and on the front page JTD 999 F is the star car. And so, it turned out in the test – she beat off the attention of a Ferrari 330GT and a Maserati Sebring to bring the victors laurels back to Newport Pagnell.

It is a fitting addition to a great story and a copy of the magazine together with a disc of the magazine photography are both in the file.

She is presented with enormous pride!

MOT History

MOT Date Odometer
15.06.84 23,865
21.06.92 31,899
17.03.93 34,233
28.03.94 35,765
10.05.95 37,214
03.04.96 38,399
15.04.97 39,508
08.04.98 40,897
22.03.99 41,727
07.04.00 43,425
31.03.01 44,389
03.04.02 45,217
29.01.07 45,243
17.01.08 46,133
16.01.09 46,524
29.01.10 47,262
16.04.12 47,608
02.03.15 47,632
03.03.16 50,737
27.02.17 51,552
27.02.18 52,548
14.02.19 53,112

Service and Maintenance Record

31.03.82- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Calne Engineering

Parts only: head gasket set, cam gasket set, piston, cylinder liner con rods, rear end bearings, main bearings, washers

16.09.82- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Torsional vibration damper, nut, washer, bolts and brackets

04.04.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Sending engineer to customer, setting camshaft timing, final assembly. Refitting camshaft covers and oil filter top cover, setting ignition timing and setting up carbs

05.04.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Unibal hydraulic ran cylinder and piston rod, gaiters, tab washer, needle roller bearings, needle thrust bearing, thrust race, sealing ring, bush

19.04.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Service kit for hydraulic ram

25.06.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tuckers Radiator Services

Delivery of 2 door frames, letters, bolts, nuts, exhaust pipes, handles ¼ lights, light casings, 1 x surround, 2 x channels, 1 light cover, 1 x flexi tube

17.09.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: A P Weeks

To make up plates and repair inner door frames, to repair minor dents and corrosion in aluminium skins, to refinish inside of doors for re-assembly and hanging

26.09.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Glass headlamp cover, rubber bonnet surround, quarterlight rubbers, glazing rubber, window frame surround rubber, badge, silentfloe channel

08.10.85- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Baddesley Ennel Ltd

3 x quarter bumpers, stripping, plating and polishing

15.10.83- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: FH Brown Ltd

Renovate bodywork and respray, fit new brake pipes and master cylinder, make up and weld in new spring plates

16.01.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Texparts Ltd

Wing mirrors and fixings

27.01.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Connolly Clark Ltd

Leather edged carpet set

03.03.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Andover Radiator Company

Overhaul and descale of Aston Martin radiator

05.03.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Headlamp unit, adaptor, hoses, clips, elbows, banking plug, washer, door sealing aperture and pillar rubbers

04.04.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Hampshire Battery Co

Battery

06.04.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Andover Motor Factors

Check charge rates and replace parts – hazard kit, relay, horn, switch, cables and connectors

10.04.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Fenner

Parts only: Fan belt

17.04.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Andover Motor Factors

Check wiring, fog light drain to earth, remove. Fit fog lights (supplied) and connect to existing dash switch. Rectify fault on operating relay for air con., check all other electrical connections

22.04.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Dual SU 12v Petrol pump assembly, boot aperture rubber

10.05.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Micheldever Tyre Services

1 x ER70 VR 15, 1 x puncture repair, 4 x balance

21.06.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Test Valley Motors

Underseal

22.06.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: D Brewer

Recharge and leak test air conditioning

26.06.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Rear bumper assembly

16.07.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Andover Motor Factors

Parts only: QTH102 T/Stat

16.07.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Windscreen wiper arm and blade

16.07.84- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Patrick Connolly

Hand-written record of work carried out during restoration of car in the period 16.09.82 - 16.07.84

14.09.84- Mileage: 24,253- Service Agent: AA Vehicle Inspection

Pre-purchase inspection on behalf of current owner

01.08.85- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Thrupp Tyre Company

2 x 185/15 Michelin & 2 x wheel balance

23.09.85- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Woodmancote Garage

MOT, adjust o/s headlamp, refit n/s steering rack gaiter, adjust front wheel bearings, free off and adjust handbrake. Repack front and rear main bearing seals, carry out 2,500-mile service

01.03.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: A & B Autospares

Silver on black number plates

11.04.87- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AA Lucas Spares

Condenser and contact set

07.11.88- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: T Stephens

3 x 15 HR 15 Avon HR tyres + 1 x inner tube

13.09.89- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Connolly Leather

Parts only: Renovation kit

02.05.90- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Reservoir bronze ring nut, thermostat, gasket

30.01.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin Lagonda

Stripping vehicle of all trim, doors, brightwork and electrical items to take car to bare metal condition. Remove front end panel completely and replace. Rectify corrosion to inner wing sections, bulkhead and floor. Cutting away outer sill members and replacing inner box sections as necessary. Refabricate and replace outer aluminium sections, cutting away rear panel as necessary, refabricate and replace rear valance assembly. Reshaping and attending to indentations on bonnet, boot and roof panels. Remove door skins from frames and rectify corrosion to lower door sections and replacing door skins to suit. Preparing and respraying the car in Fiesta Red, resealing underside of car to suit and wax inject doors and box sections Replace corroded fuel tanks and fuel lines. Strip out and attend to brake systems, replacing corroded brake lines and flexible hoses, renewing brake servos and master cylinder, stripping out and overhauling brake calipers, renewing brake discs, overhaul handbrake mechanism. Stripping out and replacing front suspension Road springs and shock absorbers. Renewing suspension rubbers, overhauling kingpins, renewing all rubbers and gaiters. Attend to power steering, adjust steering geometry to suit. Spacing up rear springs as necessary and replace rear radius arms and shock absorbers. Retune engine, replacing spark plugs and points adjusting carburettors and choke to suit.

03.04.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Metex (Darwen) Ltd

Dust cover & storage bag

10.04.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin Lagonda

Strip out all interior fittings to replace headlining

14.06.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Day

Check out charging system, remove air conditioning unit, remove alternator and send for refurbishment. Reassemble

03.11.94- Mileage: 37,190- Service Agent: Aston Martin Lagonda

Full estimate for repairs and service

25.01.95- Mileage: 37,190- Service Agent: Aston Martin Lagonda

Excess on insurance repairs

29.04.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Oselli

Carry out full mileage service, remove interior seats and trim to enable removal of transmission tunnel. Remove automatic gearbox assembly, torque converter and engine back plate. Convert to standard 5 speed manual gearbox replacing backplate and installing clutch assembly and gearbox. Modify and re-balance propshaft to suit. Remove existing pedal gear and replace as necessary, install clutch master cylinder and hydraulics to suit. Bleed out and adjust system an renew front brake pads. Strip out and replace n/s/f brake flexible hose assembly, re-bleed braking system. Strip out and adjust steering rack ball ends, adjust pre-load to suit. Replace engine and gearbox mountings, replace HT leads, re-synchronise carb linkages adjusting mixtures to suit, renew battery master switch and battery assembly.

16.05.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: N & N Autoworld

Renew fuel pump and replace battery

20.07.96- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Regent Components

Parts only: Coil, 5 litres Castrol GTX

05.12.97- Mileage: 40,460- Service Agent: Ultimate Cars

Full service, check exhaust

20.03.99- Mileage: 41,727- Service Agent: N & N Autoworld

Renew fuel pump, new battery and MOT

04.06.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Fuel Pump Assembly

10.12.99- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Ultimate Cars

Fit new fuel pump, check exhaust

07.04.00- Mileage: 43,425- Service Agent: N & N Autoworld

MOT

10.05.00- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Chris Woodgate

2 cases VSP Plus (20x250ml)

07.09.00- Mileage: 44,154- Service Agent: Ultimate Cars

Service and oil change

09.02.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Ignition coil

14.03.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Car Alarm Radio Services

Locate and rectify drain on electrical system

21.04.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Spring Hill Garage

Change points and condenser, clean carbs, reset float levels and tune, fit new voltage regulator, charge battery

08.05.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: N & N Autoworld

New inner tube to tyre

03.04.02- Mileage: 45,217- Service Agent: N & N Autoworld

Replace n/s steering rack bush and n/s rear suspension arm bush, n/s washer jet - MOT

12.02.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Nightingale Coachtrimming

Remove carpets seats and all panels. Make and fit new carpets in Blue Wilton, bound in leather, including door bottoms and gear -gaiter. Make and fit boot carpet to same specification. Offside front seat, remove cover and dunlopillo pad, remove and replace all webbing and replace centre section of dunlopillo. Refit all panels and seats

05.04.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fit new battery, investigate poor running, fuel flow issues traced to tanks. Remove front exhaust section for new flexible pipe to be welded in, fit new front shock absorbers, adjust brakes, bleed brakes, check ignition points and air filter, drain and refill gearbox, fit new plugs, change oil & filter, present for MOT. Remove oil cooler, machine and refit

28.05.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Remove both fuel tanks for specialist cleaning, remove rear silencers for repair. Adjust fuel pick-ups, refit tanks and silencers

21.01.08- Mileage: 46,129- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Check all levels, present for MOT, adjust handbrake, pinion oil seal leaking, fit new, tighten fog lamp bolts

19.03.09- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Check charging fault, repair of alternator, check levels and tyre pressures

17.05.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Collect car, clean and degrease sump, change oil

03.03.11- Mileage: 47,598- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Pressure wash wheel arches and front underside, remove all brake calipers, remove brake servos, send for overhaul. Refit calipers and servos, bleed brakes

22.04.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Present for MOT, fit 3 new carb floats, fit o/s/f side lamp. Evidence of oil in water and water in oil

19.07.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bob Price Body Repairs

Remove and refit bumpers, trims, wing liners and grille. Repair wheel arches, fit new sections, blend paint colour, cavity wax spray.

27.10.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fully dismantle engine, transmission and propshaft

29.12.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Collect car and strip out all parts from engine bay including inner wings, steering pipework, electrical parts and wiring, dismantle parts and bracketry for blasting and painting

02.05.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Sigma Engineering

Dismantle head, cut out existing valve seat inserts, weld cracks into exhaust plug hole. Fit new valve guides, machine and fit new inserts, machine valve seats to suit and give correct clearance, reface head, assemble and check valve clearances, adjust and re-assemble

07.05.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Headshop (UK) Ltd

Remove old liners, clean block and check. Prepare and weld crack between two cylinders. Set up and bore out all liner seals. Supply material to make 6 new liner seal sleeves and fit. Bore out to liner size, set up and skim block, sump face and head face and reset liner heights. Fit one pair of U/S rear seals, set up and line bore to crank size, wash off and fit new liners, fit boring plate and rebore and hone to 4.2 piston. Regrind crankshaft mains .020” and big ends .020”. Balance crankshaft flywheel and clutch, remove little end bushes, fit new bores and hone to pin size. Wash off and fit crankshaft and plastergauge

25.02.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Doug Taylor Metal Finishing

Various parts for nickel plating

25.03.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Engine collected from Manchester and prepared for installation

25.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: BMS – Spraying

2 x manifolds – mask machined faces threads and bores, abrasive blast clean apply Sherwin Williams paints to seal and remove masking

25.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Tap out threads in sump and clean, fit timing chain rubbing strips into cylinder head, fit sump with new caskets and washers. Fit top front chain cover, fit cam covers with new aluminium sealing washers and gaskets. Fit distributor& clamp. Assemble water pump with new impeller etc.

25.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fit pump to engine, fit front damper and new pulley, fit clutch and breather pipes, fit up heater area, make new brake pipes as required, fit new steering rack gaiters, make up new PAS pipes, fit anti roll bar. Clean up wiring harness and refit

22.11.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Work on car 26/8/14 – 20/1/14: Bolt up inlet manifolds, clean carburettors, make up heat shield, dismantle thermostat housing and replace heater valve. Fit new brake servo vacuum hoses. Remove fan brackets, paint condenser and brackets, re-assemble and fit with new nuts bolts and washers. Remove radiator and send to specialist. Fit clutch reservoir and A/C resistor. Fit radiator, starter motor and make up PAS pump and fit, fit alternator. Fit clutch slave cylinder, fit speedo cable. Other fitting up

05.12.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JE Clarke

Parts only: Autosol paste, Simoniz diamond Wax

29.01.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Work on car 22/11/14-29/01/15: Adjust engine height for fan to clear cowling, clean out core of oil cooler, degrease exhaust system, wire up horns. Change exhaust manifold studs, fit rear manifold and new bushes to oil cooler mountings. Fit radiator steady rods with new rubber bushes and washers and adjust height to suit flow. Clean up lower cast aluminium water pipe and fit with new hoses and clips, clean rear heat shield, very corroded so remove and pattern for new unit. Fit o/s inner wing mesh surround, fit new return hose for PAS, fit anti-roll bar links, refit air box and lid, make paint and fit two retaining plates for PAS hose clamps. Degrease and clan transmission tunnel and glue insultation, final tighten of clutch and brake pipe unions. Adjustments and TIG welding for optimum exhaust operation and fit. Finish exhaust with new clamps. Remove n/s/r shock absorber link – clean area behind shock absorber and waxoyl. Fit new bolts and nylocs for shock absorber.

01.02.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fit three new throttle springs, new nylon fuel pipe, fit two new tyres, new hoses, new a/c bracket, address fuel pump electric issue with new short harness. Work on A/c wiring Fit new battery

30.03.15- Mileage: 49,816- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Make two backing plates and fit AMOC badge to grille, brake fluid leak, dismantle and re-assemble and bleed brakes, refit radio console and tidy wiring. Release cable of bonnet snapped – solder in new cable, check and adjust front wheel alignment. Fit door mirrors to r/h & l/h doors, attend to wipers n/w. tighten manifold nuts

04.08.15- Mileage: 49,816- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Drain and remove both fuel tanks and send for specialist cleaning. Remove, clean and re-assemble fuel pump. Fuel tanks painted by Race & Restoration and refitted tanks, service solenoids on pick-ups, blow out fuel lines, fit new fuel filter, change engine oil and filter. Replace number plate bulb, rectify screen washer. Deliver car to specialist for air con work. Fit rear belts, fit new cam cover gaskets

24.07.16- Mileage: 50,737- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Remove bonnet and lift engine – remove sump, re-pack side of front and rear main bearing cap with original type packing material. Remove rev counter and reset rheostat to ensure correct reading. Remove l/h rear wheel and deflate tyre to replace broken spoke. Fit service exchange oil cooler. Present for MOT

28.05.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Remove both fuel tanks for specialist cleaning, remove rear silencers for repair. Adjust fuel pick-ups, refit tanks and silencers

21.01.08- Mileage: 46,129- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Check all levels, present for MOT, adjust handbrake, pinion oil seal leaking, fit new, tighten fog lamp bolts

19.03.09- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Check charging fault, repair of alternator, check levels and tyre pressures

17.05.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Collect car, clean and degrease sump, change oil

03.03.11- Mileage: 47,598- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Pressure wash wheel arches and front underside, remove all brake calipers, remove brake servos, send for overhaul. Refit calipers and servos, bleed brakes

22.04.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Present for MOT, fit 3 new carb floats, fit o/s/f side lamp. Evidence of oil in water and water in oil

19.07.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Bob Price Body Repairs

Remove and refit bumpers, trims, wing liners and grille. Repair wheel arches, fit new sections, blend paint colour, cavity wax spray.

27.10.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fully dismantle engine, transmission and propshaft

29.12.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Collect car and strip out all parts from engine bay including inner wings, steering pipework, electrical parts and wiring, dismantle parts and bracketry for blasting and painting

02.05.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Sigma Engineering

Dismantle head, cut out existing valve seat inserts, weld cracks into exhaust plug hole. Fit new valve guides, machine and fit new inserts, machine valve seats to suit and give correct clearance, reface head, assemble and check valve clearances, adjust and re-assemble

07.05.13- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Headshop (UK) Ltd

Remove old liners, clean block and check. Prepare and weld crack between two cylinders. Set up and bore out all liner seals. Supply material to make 6 new liner seal sleeves and fit. Bore out to liner size, set up and skim block, sump face and head face and reset liner heights. Fit one pair of U/S rear seals, set up and line bore to crank size, wash off and fit new liners, fit boring plate and rebore and hone to 4.2 piston. Regrind crankshaft mains .020” and big ends .020”. Balance crankshaft flywheel and clutch, remove little end bushes, fit new bores and hone to pin size. Wash off and fit crankshaft and plastergauge

25.02.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Doug Taylor Metal Finishing

Various parts for nickel plating

25.03.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Engine collected from Manchester and prepared for installation

25.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: BMS – Spraying

2 x manifolds – mask machined faces threads and bores, abrasive blast clean apply Sherwin Williams paints to seal and remove masking

25.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Tap out threads in sump and clean, fit timing chain rubbing strips into cylinder head, fit sump with new caskets and washers. Fit top front chain cover, fit cam covers with new aluminium sealing washers and gaskets. Fit distributor& clamp. Assemble water pump with new impeller etc.

25.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fit pump to engine, fit front damper and new pulley, fit clutch and breather pipes, fit up heater area, make new brake pipes as required, fit new steering rack gaiters, make up new PAS pipes, fit anti roll bar. Clean up wiring harness and refit

22.11.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Work on car 26/8/14 – 20/1/14: Bolt up inlet manifolds, clean carburettors, make up heat shield, dismantle thermostat housing and replace heater valve. Fit new brake servo vacuum hoses. Remove fan brackets, paint condenser and brackets, re-assemble and fit with new nuts bolts and washers. Remove radiator and send to specialist. Fit clutch reservoir and A/C resistor. Fit radiator, starter motor and make up PAS pump and fit, fit alternator. Fit clutch slave cylinder, fit speedo cable. Other fitting up

05.12.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: JE Clarke

Parts only: Autosol paste, Simoniz diamond Wax

29.01.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Work on car 22/11/14-29/01/15: Adjust engine height for fan to clear cowling, clean out core of oil cooler, degrease exhaust system, wire up horns. Change exhaust manifold studs, fit rear manifold and new bushes to oil cooler mountings. Fit radiator steady rods with new rubber bushes and washers and adjust height to suit flow. Clean up lower cast aluminium water pipe and fit with new hoses and clips, clean rear heat shield, very corroded so remove and pattern for new unit. Fit o/s inner wing mesh surround, fit new return hose for PAS, fit anti-roll bar links, refit air box and lid, make paint and fit two retaining plates for PAS hose clamps. Degrease and clan transmission tunnel and glue insultation, final tighten of clutch and brake pipe unions. Adjustments and TIG welding for optimum exhaust operation and fit. Finish exhaust with new clamps. Remove n/s/r shock absorber link – clean area behind shock absorber and waxoyl. Fit new bolts and nylocs for shock absorber.

01.02.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Fit three new throttle springs, new nylon fuel pipe, fit two new tyres, new hoses, new a/c bracket, address fuel pump electric issue with new short harness. Work on A/c wiring Fit new battery

30.03.15- Mileage: 49,816- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Make two backing plates and fit AMOC badge to grille, brake fluid leak, dismantle and re-assemble and bleed brakes, refit radio console and tidy wiring. Release cable of bonnet snapped – solder in new cable, check and adjust front wheel alignment. Fit door mirrors to r/h & l/h doors, attend to wipers n/w. tighten manifold nuts

04.08.15- Mileage: 49,816- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Drain and remove both fuel tanks and send for specialist cleaning. Remove, clean and re-assemble fuel pump. Fuel tanks painted by Race & Restoration and refitted tanks, service solenoids on pick-ups, blow out fuel lines, fit new fuel filter, change engine oil and filter. Replace number plate bulb, rectify screen washer. Deliver car to specialist for air con work. Fit rear belts, fit new cam cover gaskets

24.07.16- Mileage: 50,737- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Remove bonnet and lift engine – remove sump, re-pack side of front and rear main bearing cap with original type packing material. Remove rev counter and reset rheostat to ensure correct reading. Remove l/h rear wheel and deflate tyre to replace broken spoke. Fit service exchange oil cooler. Present for MOT

13.09.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Headlamp glass cover

31.03.17- Mileage: 51,547- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Remove r/h rear wheel, deflate tyre and replace two spokes to wheel. Investigate fuel smell in boot – pick-up solenoid leaking. Remove L/H tank, drain, remove pick-up, dismantle solenoid, fit new fibre washers, re-assemble, refit and repeat operation on R/H tank. Tighten al PAS hose clips, present for MOT, fit new boot trim

30.03.18- Mileage: 52,543- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Rectify screen washers n/w. Remedy misfire – fit new condenser and balance resistor. Present for MOT

20.07.19- Mileage: 53,435- Service Agent: Graham Millard

Inspect handbrake pads, horns not working – remove and check compressor – ok. Reposition earth and clip air hose. Degrease and wash off PAS system, tighten hose clips replace l/h cam cover gasket, fit new handbrake pads and adjust

15.07.20- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Furniture Clinic

Parts only: Leather care kit

16.04.21- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset

Parts only: Under bonnet pad

  • Transmission Manual
  • Exterior Colour Fiesta Red
  • Interior Colour Dark Blue Leather
  • VIN CODE 400/2745
  • Drive RHD
  • Chassis Number DB6/2779/RN
  • Miles 54767