10 May 2011
Two Aston Martin DB6s will be on sale at Bonhams auction of Aston Martins on Saturday 21st May in Newport Pagnell. ...
Two Aston Martin DB6s virtually identical to that owned by Prince Charles, which was on view after the Royal Wedding as Prince William drove his new bride from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, will be on sale at Bonhams auction of Aston Martins on Saturday 21st May in Newport Pagnell.
If the idea of having a Royal look-alike Aston in the garage appeals, Bonhams is offering two: lots 305 and 325. Lot 305 is a 1968 DB6 Mk1 Volante, registration NEL 762F, estimated at £210,000-240,000. Lot 325 is a 1968 DB6 Mk1 Volante, registration PRE 635F, estimated at £200,000-250,000.
James Knight, Global Head of Collectors Motor Cars at Bonhams, said: “Aston Martin’s hold a position very close to the heart of Prince Charles. He received his first - the DB6 MKII Vantage Volante - as a 21st birthday present from the Queen. In the 1980s, the V8 model was being produced by Aston Martin and Prince Charles influenced the design by specifying a V8 Volante with Vantage power but without the aggressive looks of the Vantage. This 'wolf in sheep's clothing spec was adopted by only a few other customers and a limited run of just 25 were built. These cars became known as the V8 Vantage Volante 'Prince of Wales'.”
PICTURED Offered for sale by Bonhams on 21st May, Lot 305 is a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante, registration NEL 762F, estimated at £210,000-240,000.