This 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake is one of only three cars built by London-based coachbuilder FLM Panelcraft, and one of two that are known to exist today. Furthermore, it was bought new as a coupe by Formula One driver Innes Ireland in 1967, who took it to FLM Panelcraft two years later to have it converted into a shooting-brake.
If you’re a car collector, these are good enough reasons to call DD Classics immediately. Powered by a 3.7-liter straight six engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the DB6 has not been seen in public since 1995, two years after the death of Innes Ireland.
The car features a metallic Gunmetal Grey exterior paint and a Burgundy Hide upholstery and has been subject to a complete ground up and fully documented restoration by Aston Martin Works Service.
The DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake has chassis number DB63310R and registration number YPP 798F and has been “virtually unused” since the completion of the restoration works, according to the seller.
Offered with the complete file of original restoration receipts from Aston Martin, the DB6 can be viewed at DD Classics’ showroom in Kew – West London. Just make sure you call to ask about the price before booking a trip, as a very rare classic car like this one is likely to be painfully expensive to your pockets.
By Dan Mihalascu