Aston Martin DB6 does very well at H&H Classics auction

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1966 Aston Martin DB6 brings $333,282 at auction | H&H Classics photo

A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 emerging from 46 years of ownership sold for
£235,750 ($333,282) at H&H Classics’ recent auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England.

Overall, the auction drew hundreds of bidders and posted £3 million ($4.24 million) in sales.

The DB6 had been driven 81,000 miles since new and had been stored since 1979 in a heated garage, where it was cared for by its veterinarian owner who had purchased the car when it was only six years old.

H&H reported that the car not only wore the Silver Birch color made famous by James Bond’s Aston Martins, but had matching chassis and engine numbers and the preferred ZF five-speed manual gearbox.

In other highlights of the sale, a collection of six American cars offered at no reserve sold for £230,575 ($325,966). The cars came from a collection of a former American diplomat living in Paris. The group was topped by a 1951 Nash-Healey roadster that sold for £82,800 ($117,055).

Also at the sale, an auction-record price — £41,400 ($58,527) — was paid for a Jowett Jupiter with racing provenance.

Meanwhile, the Land Rover 88 Series 11A used in the filming of the movie Peter Rabbit brought £11,615 ($16,420).

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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