Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2





Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2

Year of production 1969 - 1970

Model: DB6 (1965 - 1971)

Wikipedia (DB6): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB6

DB6 Mark 2

(1969 - 1970)

The days of the DB6 may have seemed numbered with the arrival of the DBS, but the Mark 2 was the swan song of the DB4 line. Since the Mark 2 shared many parts with the DBS such as the wheels and tyres, hubs and seats so as to help to minimise costs. The wider tyres are accommodated by slight flares over the wheel arches. The above photograph shows a Dubonnet Rosso Mark 2 pictured next to an earlier car, photographed at the AMOC concours, Stonor Park, May 2000.

Some DB6 Mark 2 were built with the optional Vantage engine – only distinguished by a discreet badge on the wing vent. Instead of the triple SU HD8 carburettors and 8.9 to 1 compression ratio, the Vantage engine has three Weber 45 DCOE’s and a compression ratio of 9.4 to 1; enough to produce 325bhp, or so it was claimed. Another option, fitted to 46 of the cars was the AE Brico fuel injection system although this was not properly developed and many of these cars were later converted to Weber carbs by the Service Department. It is very rare but not impossible to see a DB6 Mark 2 complete with it’s original fuel injection system.

One think of note is that the DB6 Mark 2 uses the figure ’2′ in it’s name which is at odds with updated versions of previous cars which used roman numerals such as the DB2/4 Mark II and Mark III.

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