Chassis Number: DB6/3443/R
Engine Number: 400/3519
UK Registration Number: TVB 964 F
Date of first reg: 18th July 1968
Exterior colour: Blue
Interior colour: Blue Leather
Current Odometer reading: 25,500
Options: Webasto Sun Roof, Wire Wheels, PAS
Purchased by the current owner through Byron International after a comprehensive Road Test & Report, the clear intention was to bring the car to an exemplary standard.
After remedial work identified in the initial report, the car was transported to the owner's home in Aberdeen and then on to Classic Restorations (Scotland) Ltd who undertook a thorough refurbishment which included a new ZF automatic gearbox and re-upholstering the interior as well as numerous additional improvements.
We, and a future owner, are fortunate that the owner has made the decision to sell the Aston and the car came down to Sussex where Vantage Engineering completed work identified on a pre-sale inspection.
It means that the benefit of an expenditure of over Â£100,000 by the owner since acquisition will pass to its new owner, making this a DB6 not to miss - outstanding condition, great history and a cracking colour combination.
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 carâ€™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 â€“ 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.
We, and a future owner, are fortunate that the owner has made the decision to sell the Aston even before he has been able to fully enjoy the fruits of his investment in this lovely car â€“ but that means that this is an incredible opportunity for the any buyer.
The DB6 is acknowledged as the ultimate version of the original Turing design and retains a huge popularity â€“ this is a great example that enjoys the benefit of a sympathetic and substantial investment with a top restoration company and is highly recommended.
The service book for this lovely Aston Martin DB6 notes delivery to the first owner, Mr S Morris of Oak Hill Park in London on 16th July 1968. The supplying dealer was Boradway Autos of Cricklewood.
The service book notes regular service by Broadway Autos in its early life but later services in this early part of its history were carried out by three other dealers inferring changes of owner â€“ however, there is no other documented detail except for database records of the car being in the stewardship of an AMOC member, Mr Lankshear from 1973 â€“ 1981. In terms of paper records, registration documentation notes that Aston Martin Sales in Sloane Street acquired the car in May 1983 and they sold the car to a Thomas Lundstrom of Salisbury in July of the same year.
.There is little documentary record of Mr Lundstomâ€™s ownership until he took the car to Aston specialist Desmond Smail in August 1992 when a substantial recommissioning of the car took place. The same dealer, Desmond Smail, was instrumental in the sale of the car to a new owner, Stephen Wainwright in 1994. The history of the car since 1994 is provided by a combination of service invoices and hand written detail from the ownerâ€™s log.
After a substantial period with the car stored in the ownerâ€™s garage, a comprehensive list of remedial work was carried out on the car to allow completion of an MOT before the car was offered for sale by Byron International in 2015.
An agreement to purchase the car was reached over December 2015/January 2016 with the current owner after a Road Test & Report by Newlands Motors. After purchase, they carried out remedial work that they had identified and the car was transported to its new ownerâ€™s home in Aberdeen.
The car was then put into the care of Classic Restorations (Scotland) Ltd who undertook a thorough overhaul which included replacing the automatic gearbox with an uprated item, re-fettling the sunroof, addressing paint and mechanical refurbishment and re-upholstering the seating. All of this work represented an investment by the owner of over Â£100,000 and has substantially improved the car.
25.07.68- Mileage: 00,523- Service Agent: Broadway Autos
500 mile service
12.08.68- Mileage: 00,990- Service Agent: Broadway Autos
1,000 mile service
19.09.68- Mileage: 03,571- Service Agent: Broadway Autos
2,500 mile service
11.11.68- Mileage: 04,840- Service Agent: Broadway Autos
5,000 mile service
03.03.69- Mileage: 07,541- Service Agent: Broadway Autos
7,500 mile service
14.06.69- Mileage: 09,698- Service Agent: LD Marshall
10,000 mile service
30.09.69- Mileage: 12,795- Service Agent: LD Marshall
12,500 mile service
16.01.70- Mileage: 15,395- Service Agent: LD Marshall
15,000 mile service
23.11.70- Mileage: 23.233- Service Agent: HR Owen
22,500 mile service
15.04.71- Mileage: 25,000- Service Agent: Airways Garage
25,000 mile service
31.01.72- Mileage: 27,540- Service Agent: Ian Mason
27,500 mile service
21.08.92- Mileage: 23,001- Service Agent: Desmond Smail
30,000 mile service, fit new spark plugs, distributor and contact set. Change oil & filter re-filling with Castrol GTX. Clean and reset carburettors, carry out chassis lubrication, check brake pads, adjust fan belt. Dismantle king pins, clean and check all parts, overhaul king pins, fit new bearings, cups, thrust cups and gaiters. Remove rear axle, fit new modified pinion flange and hub seals, refit axle. Recondition steering wheel. Fit new thermostat and gaskets. Remove all bumpers and badge bar. Re-chrome all items, refit re-chromed items. Adjust gearlever linkage to rectify inhibitor switch. Rectify faulty blower motor. Fit backlight cover clips. Tighten nearside petrol flap. Refit boot seal. Fit new door check springs. Fit new cigar lighter, new washer motor and new alternator regulator
08.10.92- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Desmond Smail
Remove body finishers, lamps, bumpers, door trim pads etc. Repair minor damage to all panels. Make up, flatting and colouring complete car. Flat and polish complete car. Carry out full interior valet and hide food all leather
11.05.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Desmond Smail
Parts only: Workshop manual, Parts catalogue, Handbook
31.03.94- Mileage: 23,048- Service Agent: Desmond Smail
Purchase of car by current owner
25.05.94- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Desmond Smail
Parts only: Oil filter, Spark plugs, contact set, fuel filter, fan belt, set of front brake pads
14.06.94- Mileage: 23,295- Service Agent: Four Ashes Garage
14.06.94- Mileage: 23,295- Service Agent: Four Ashes Garage
Adjust / reset carburettors
21.08.94- Mileage: 23,405- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Oil & filter change, king pins greased, rear hubs greased, air filter changed
28.08.94- Mileage: 23,411- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
King pins re-greased, suspension off loaded with jack
21.10.94- Mileage: 23,489- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Garaged for winter
14.05.95- Mileage: 23,489- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Out of garage, back axle oil checked.
20.05.95- Mileage: 23,491- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
RH fan now working (dirty switch contacts). Brake fluid low rear system, smoke in exhaust â€“ suspect servo leaking to manifold)
21.05.95- Mileage: 23,562- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Confirmed rear servo defective, brake fluid in vacuum pipe
06.07.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Motorworld Ltd
Parts only: Battery
20.07.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin
Parts only: Brake Servo Kit
31.07.95- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Brake & Clutch Components Ltd.
Parts only: Girling repair kit
08.08.95- Mileage: 23,562- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
AML brake servo fitted, brake master cylinder seals replaced, brakes bled and wiper blades renewed
10.08.95- Mileage: 23,637- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
MOT at Cross Roads Garage
06.09.10- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset
Parts only: Distributor Cap, Rotor Arm, Condenser, HT Lead Set, Spark Plugs, Hose Set, Contact Set
17.09.95- Mileage: 23,772- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Points & plugs cleaned / set. Coolant checked. Driverâ€™s seat tilt mechanism weld fractured. Brake pads checked OK. Check fluid levels
14.10.95- Mileage: 23,900- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Garaged for winter
12.11.95- Mileage: 23,900- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Driverâ€™s seat removed for welding
22.11.95- Mileage: 23,900- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Driverâ€™s seat re-fitted
23.11.95- Mileage: 23,900- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Car re-taxed as â€œ25 year exemptâ€
26.12.95- Mileage: 23,989- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Run to Cotswolds, black and white pressed number plates fitted
12.05.96- Mileage: 23,992- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
All fluid levels checked, transmission oil topped, oil & filter changed, hinges oiled and king pins greased. Steering rack greased, excess play noted in n/s inner ball joint, steering rack
28.07.96- Mileage: 24,015- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Pre-MOT check, steering rack n/s inner ball joint adjusted to reduce play
14.08.96- Mileage: 24,029- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Cross Roads Garage for MOT
20.08.96- Mileage: 24,042- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Coolant hose weeping, replace
10.10.96- Mileage: 24,042- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Car garaged for winter
05.05.97- Mileage: 24,120- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Interior clean and hide food for leather, all levels checked apart from axle. Poor starting, change battery
10.08.97- Mileage: 24,301- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Garaged for winter
22.04.99- Mileage: 24,301- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Charged battery, checked tyres and levels and started car
23.04.99- Mileage: 24,303- Service Agent: Ownerâ€™s Log
Drove to new house and garaged car
29.04.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Service Dorset
Parts only: Hose Balance Pipe
21.05.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin
Parts only: Brake fluid indicator
01.07.15- Mileage: 24,304- Service Agent: Kelton Garage
12.08.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Aston Martin
Parts only: Front brake hose, copper washer, 2 x road springs, 2 x insulating rings, 2 x coil spring insulation, rebound rubber x 2, check strap x 2
27.08.15- Mileage: 24,304- Service Agent: Kelton Garage
Remove steering rack and send for full overhaul & have hydraulic ram overhauled. Refit to vehicle, add new fluid and bleed system. Reset tracking. Remove both front callipers (pistons corroded) and send off for overhaul.. Supply and fit new front brake pads. Fit two new front brake flexi hoses. Make up new nearside front and offside rear brake pipes. Renew brake fluid and bleed complete system. Fit two new rear suspension coil springs & seatings & upper support turrets. Have new retaining pin made up for offside rear lower damper fixing. Fit 2 x new rear suspension check straps and set to correct size. Fit two new tyres, fit two new front suspension bump stops. Test & renew no 6 spark plug lead and refit original coil lead & renew contact set.. Resecure top coolant hose and add 1 litre of anti freeze. MOT retest.
19.09.15- Mileage: 24,352- Service Agent: Kelton Garage
Change oil & filter
22.09.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Kelton Garage
Parts only: Supply one gallon Castrol Classic Engine Oil
22.01.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Pre-Purchase Road Test & Report
03.06.16- Mileage: 24,525- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Remove and strip cylinder head and send away for reconditioning, Strip engine bay and clean off corroded areas, repaint, attend to pipework for wiring loom, clean/paint/bead blast all parts and refit engine bay. Fit cylinder head and set cam timing, rebuild carburettors, clean fuel pipes, test run. S/fit 4 x wire wheels and tyres. Fit bumpers making up new spacers, paint hinge panel
26.07.16- Mileage: 24,543- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Replace exhaust front pipe, adjust auto box and steering wheel position
26.08.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Newlands Motors
Send driverâ€™s carpet away for pattern, paint bonnet surround, polish carb tops valet car and arrange transport to Aberdeen
17.10.16- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Strip out points and condenser, set up timing, remove dash pots and pistons, set up carb tuning, fit magnetron ignition, new HT leads, spark plugs, fit new fuel filter and fuel lines.
20.02.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Check braking system, drain cooling system, lift engine and gearbox, replace to establish faults.
06.03.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Replace oil hoses, dismantle o/s/f brakes, refit alternator and belts, clean gear selector
13.03.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Replace brake pipes, shot blast o/s/r brake, supply and fit new fuel pump, new automatic gearbox
20.03.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Remove differential and remove prop shaft, shot blast bell housing, fit 4 speed ZF auto transmission cooler, new brake pads, calipers and discs, brake master cylinder, rebuild front and rear suspension, replace anti-roll bars and bushes. Replace handbrake assembly and handbrake pads, oil and air filter changed Re-rivet torque converter drive plate to starter ring gear. Cut rear engine to gearbox extension casting studs to clear torque converter bolts. Remove torque converter drive plate centre mount from crank shaft, fit to drive plate bolts. Weld spacers to drive plate. Mark out & drill new mount holes for torque converter to gearbox temporarily; offer up gearbox to engine for measuring to set up torque converter endfloat.
27.03.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Weld on spacers to torque convertor drive plate to set torque convertor end float. Mark out and drill mount holes in steel adaptor plate. Remove bellhousing from gearbox and rear engine casting bellhousing mount. Drill dowel holes from bellhousing to steel adaptor plate to centralise gearbox. Remove, drill and dowel pin steel adaptor plate to rear engine casting. Set up in milling machine and mill holes for hollow dowels from bell housing to steel adaptor plate. Machine larger bolt clearance slot in cast iron bellhousing mount. Fit cast iron rear bellhousing mount to engine. Fit torque convertor drive plate and lock wire bolts. Make studs for mounting steel plate to cast iron bellhousing mount. Cut out recess in steel adaptor plate for starter motor pinion to give correct mesh. Mark out & machine clearance hole in bellhousing for starter pinion. Mark out & bore holes in steel mount plate for bell housing studs/bolts. Thread holes in steel plate for studs. Fit studs to adaptor plate & check fitment of bellhousing. Start to cut out final shape of adaptor plate. Final fit bellhousing & torque converter to gearbox. Find suitable banjo bolts for oil pipe connections at gearbox. Silver solder barbed pipe ends to banjo unions for oil pipes & fit to gearbox. Remove old gearbox oil cooler & pipes. Make brackets & fit new gearbox oil cooler. Finish cutting out steel adaptor plate to shape. Tidy up edge of steel adaptor plate. Final fit steel adaptor plate to engine. Fit new oil cooler hose. Press new bushes into watts link. Fit new rear brake hose. Press new bushes into watts link rods, fit watts link arms. Fit new handbrake cables. Remove NSR lower radius arm, fit 2nd oil cooler pipe for gearbox. Assemble new springs to new front dampers.
02.04.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Assemble N/S/F lower wishbone and stub axle to chassis. Fit new N/S/F spring and damper unit. Fit N/S/F upper wishbone arms. Fit N/S/F upper swivel bearings, clean shims. Compress N/S/F suspension to connect top spherical joint. Fit lower bump stop. Fit new disc to N/S/F hub. Fit N/S/F disc hub to stub axle. Fit new piston seals to N/S/F brake calliper. Fit N/S/F brake caliper. Fit N/S/F flexi brake hose. Fit gearbox to engine. Connect torque convertor to drive plate. Fit new bushes to O/S/F lower wishbone. Fit O/S/F stub axle to wishbone. Fit O/S/F wishbone and stub axle to chassis. Clean and paint O/S/F spherical joint housing and fit to stub axle. Compress and fit O/S/F damper/spring unit. Fit O/S/F top wishbones. Fit OS track rod end & disc backplate. Fit OSF disc to hub. Fit new seals to OSF brake caliper. Fit pistons to caliper & fit caliper & flexi hose. Fit anti-roll bar parts. Fit new rear axle check straps. Remove old brake master cylinder. Make brake pipes to connect master cylinder. Cut off original gearbox mounts from chassis cross member. Lower engine & gearbox into position on chassis, cut gearbox cross member to suit new gearbox position. Work out & start making new rear gearbox mounting for chassis. Weld on mount plates to gearbox cross member tube ends. Set gearbox height at rear for fabricating removeable mount section. Make gearbox mounting.
10.04.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Finish fabricating gearbox mounting and paint. Fit gearbox cross-member mount and rubber gearbox mounts. Connect pipes/hoses to power steering pump. Fit engine steady damper. Connect engine oil cooler pipes. Connect gearbox oil cooler hoses to gearbox. Work out gearbox wiring on inhibitor / reverse Bend and shape gearbox dipstick tube to fit. Add initial oil fill to gearbox, connect oil pressure pipe. Fit power steering fluid tank and connect hoses. Extend wiring for inhibitor switch on gearbox. Fit new seals adn pistons to N/S/F brake caliper. Fit N/S/F handbrake operating parts to caliper. Fit new seals and pistons to O/S/R brake caliper. Clean oil filter housing & fit new filter. Fit starter motor, connect oil temperature sender. Fill engine with oil. Fit thermostat housing, coolant pipes, hoses & radiator. Fit rear exhaust manifold. Fit radiator & fan shroud. Fill cooling system. Fit new rear axle radius arms. Grease rear wheel bearings & front suspension back joints. Fit new NSR brake disc & paint centre. Paint & fit OSR new brake disc. Fit NSR brake capilper & pads, connect handbrake cables & adjust handbrake. Bleed brakinf system. Fit rocker cover breather pipes. Fit carbs to manifolds, shorten top wishbone nuts to locate properly on nyloc section. Fit fuel link pipes & check linkages to carbs.
17.04.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Set catch float heights. Synchronise carb linkages, fit carb airbox. Work out & make bracket to fit gearbox kickdown cable & fit & adjust. Fit choke cable, fit exhaust down pipes & LH middle exhaust silencer. Make bracket to support LH exhaust downpipe and fit. Fit RH middle exhaust silencer. Fit rear exhaust silencers. Briefly start engine to fill torque converter with oil. Remove leaking oil pressure gauge flexi pipe. Make up new and fit. Run engine, top up engine oil. Top up gearbox oil and set level marks on dipstick. Adjust kickdown cable. Fit new air filter. Re-fit under front wing access panels. Remove underdash panels. Remove speedo cable & modify cable to suit electronic speedo convertor unit. Refit speedo cble & fit electronic speedo drive unit. Remove NSF backplate to ascertain position of speed sensor for speedo. Make bracket for speed sensor mounting.
24.04.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Fit propshaft. Fit speedo sensor bracket and sensor. Run speedo sensor wiring into car, wire up electronic speedo drive unit. Adjust position of speedo cable. Check basic operation of speedo ECU. Re-fit N/S under dash panel. Refit underdash panel & brake master cylinder cover. Fit gearbox tunnel to car. Temporarily fit gear lever unit to see what changes are required to work with new gearbox. Modify gear lever gate notches/spacing to suit new gearbox shift position. Make new gear lever selector indicator. Shot blast & paint gear lever gate. Fit gear selector indicator to gate, fit gear selector assembly to car & adjust selector rod to suit. Refit bonnet, set front wheel tracking. Test run car. Set up speedo but wheel sensor failed. Remove faulty speed sensor & check for cause.
01.05.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Remove faulty wheel speed sensor, fit replacement sensor & run wiring to speedo ECU. Carry out basic set up of speedo ECU/speed sensor.
08.05.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Test run car to calibrate speedo. Refit NS underdash panel. Masked up chrome, machine polished complete car then wax polished. Polished chrome with Autosol. Started to strip down headline frames & accessories. Remove hood from car.
15.05.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Remove headliner from car. Mark out and cur main headliner panel and fit into car. Remove trims for access and remove rear screen and clean up check (had sikoflex around outside edge off old seal). Ordered new seal and insert. Finish fit headliner around rear window and sunroof. Re-fit all panels around doors and rear quarter. Pattern up and make new covers for sunvisors. Start to strip down webasto roof. Finish stripping down webasto roof, pattern, cut & machine up new headliner for roof & fit onto framework. Strip out kick panels & rest of carpet from car. Remove door sills from both sides. Remove stereo speakers from door cards. Remove side panel trim from passenger side. Pattern, bind & fit carpets around sills, kick panels & bulkhead. Remove old carpet from door cards & replace with new carpet. Pattern, cut & machine up carpets.
22.05.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Finish machining up webasto roof. Glue onto front and rear header rails. Fit into car and fit headlining. Repair splines on sunroof mechanism and handle. Fit handle. Make floormat for car. Scraped rubber off hood roof rails, cleaned and polished Fight with rear screen to get fitted into new rubber and into body. Assist with fit of back window. Finish off headliner, (alter webasto roof). Finish binding and fitting main carpets, re-fit parcel shelf, rear seats and front seats. Fit rear window insert, reshape mouldings & fit. Adjust driver's door. Deliver vehicle.
19.06.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Check for cause of poor running. Replace ballast ignition coil with standard 12 volt to suit magnetronic ignition. Remove ballast resistor. Test run car. Check for cause of exhaust/engine smell in car. Remove gear lever & seal up holes in lever housing. Fit hose clip to inlet heater vent hose to secure.
29.01.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
MOT Check: Remove & replace window washer pump. Check all fluid levels & tyre pressures
12.02.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Remove trim from car ready for re-trim work. Strip down back seat
19.02.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Strip down rear seat covers, pattern up rear cushion, cut out material & start to machine up. Strip parts from front of car. Remove & strip down panels & start to re-cover. Finish cutting & machining panels for rear cushion. Pattern, cut & start to machine up cover for rear seat back. Strip down, cut out & machine up covers for rear quarter panels. Scrap down old & re-foam rear quarter panels. Cover panels in leather, clean up chrome parts & fit. Fit panels together. Finish covering above window panels & start to fit. Sand paint from front of car as required. Cut rotten section from NS front wing, make new section & weld into place, grind welds. Weld up OS door & grind welds. Strip down door cards & tops, pattern & cut out new MDF panels, drill holes & paint black. Re-foam door cards. Cut out & machine up panels for top rail of door cut. Cut out & machine up pockets & panels for cards. Finish fitting window panels. Strip down parcel shelf & rear speaker panel & cover in foam. Start to cover pipe panels. Fill & shape front of car. Fit up tops of doors with new leather. Fit & cover panels thatmake up door card. Fit pocket panels into door cards. Cover parcel shekf in foam & leather. Adjust window panels.
26.02.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Fill and shape front of car, for paintshop. Sanded filler on body, repaired and filled dents on bonnet. Sanded down bonnet and prep for paintwork. Check colour chips to achieve good match. Take measurements of window panels. Fitted new speakers onto panels. Machine up rear seat back cover. Cut out and pattern arm rest panels, machine up covers and fit to arm-rest frame. Fill and shape Fit ashtrays, chrome and arm-rests to door cards. Strip down front seats, start to pattern up. Mark up and punch holes in material to allow emission of speaker sound. Fitted foam and material onto metal panel. Finish off sanding filler on car. Prepared both sides of car for paintwork and filled any imperfections. Start to mask car in paintbooth for priming various repairs all over body of car. Finish off masking up car, sprayed repairs with high build primer & baked. Start to sand primer. Pattern, bind & fit new carpets onto door cards, fit new speakers. Fit new draught excluder along door top panels. Cut out main seat panels, foam & machine design onto leather. Pattern & mark out panels onto leather for front seat cushions. Block & sand primer on car body, OSF wing, OS door & quarter panel, bonnet, NSF wing & door. Go over all blocked panels with finer abrasive Pattern, cut & machine up panels for front seat back covers then fit onto main seat panels. Strip down front kick panels, re-cover in carpet & leather. Polish up chrome parts & fit all back together. Prepare rest of car for paintwork & started to mask up in booth. Fit new covers onto rear seat cushion & back foam. Fit hessian onto seats.
05.03.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Panel wipe and clean down complete car. Finish off masking up in booth for paintwork. Set up bonnet and grill on stands in booth. Apply stoneguard to front lower panel etc. Strip down seat panel and marked, cut out on leather. Fitting new seat cover onto O/S front seat. Paint car, bonnet, and various other panels in blue as required. Cover two seat panels, sew edging onto panels. Sew up piping. Fit piping onto panels. Fitting up O/S cushion. Fit new foam and dacron onto N/S back. Continue to fit covers to seat frames.
12.03.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Start to flatten down paintwork on both sides of car. Finish fitting covers onto NS front seats ensuring correct line up. Bolt chrome back onto seat back, fit cushions to chrome to make complete seats. Go over car with trizact disc & machine polish body back up to a gloss. Start to wax polish body Finish building up front seats, clean up & fit calico to base of cushions. Tidy up rear of front seats. Run speaker wiring from radio console to rear speaker area. Finish off waxing whole car. Flattened back bonnet & went over with trizact disc. Machine polished back up to a gloss. Fit rubber seals onto door cards, fit parcel shelf panels with new speakers. Start to cover tunnel at rear seats in car. Fit black calico onto back of seats. Make new gaskets for door handles & fit handles. Refit parcel shelf panels, rear quarter panels & cover over rear seat tunnel, rear seat back & cushion. Fit plastic sheet to doors, start to fit door cards. Fit rear armrests, fit back seats, waxoyl doors & start to fit door cards. Remove radio console, cut hole to suit new radio & fit radio to console. Fit radio GPS aerial & microphone & connect wiring plugs for radio. Fit OS door cards. Clean up & grease runners for seats & fit front seats into car. Fit carpets, kick panels & seats.
19.03.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Fit hidden radio aerial. Wire up radio. Fit radio unit to car. Set language from German to English on. Finish off rear quarter panel fit and seats into car. Start to fit up car. Continue to fit up front of car. Strip down & re-cover panel under steering wheel & glove box. Spray rubberguard in front under panel. Continue to fit up car. Continue to fit up car, fit bonnet, seal new section on wing. Wire brush underside of wings & spray with waxoyl Assist fitting & aligning bonnet Fit panels under glovebox & steering wheel. Clean front wheels. Finish fitting up car. Spray rubberguard along bottom of sill. Brushed basecoat along insides of both doors, dry with heatgun between coats then brushed with lacquer to seal.
22.04.19- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
Aston Martin: Collect car from Aberdeen, deliver to Classic Restorations workshops in Alyth. Aston Martin: Raise car on lift. Remove wheels. Remove and lubricate brake pad edges and pins. Re-fit brakes, grease splinedhubs. Drain engine oil and change filter. Check and adjust tyre pressures. Aston Martin: Change brake fluid, remove & clean spark plugs & replace. Road test car. Speedo erratic along with rev counter.
29.04.19- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd
28.04.21- Mileage: 25,500- Service Agent: Vantage Engineering
Tune engine Fit missing earth strap Tune carburettors and undertake road test Remove thermostat housing, disassemble, clean and resurface face. Remove exhaust manifold and prepare for welding repair. Resurface manifold faces Investigate driveline vibration. Fault traced to propshaft being of incorrect length with faulty slide joint. Remove propshaft and send for re-manufacture. Replace HT lead clamp and rotor arm Fabricate VE specification ignition leads, fit to car and polish chrome rail Remove and investigate condition of reverse lamp. Deemed un-servicable Remove rust around O/S/R chassis and weld in plate. Seam seal area, apply red oxide primer and schutz. Apply rust treatment to surrounding area Raise vehicle on ramp to assess fuel line. Loosen fixings and remove slack from line Remove plastic cable ties restraining selecteride looms and replace with aluminium ties Remove drivers side under-dash panel to gain access to rear of dashboard Remove tachometer and speedometer Bench test speedo and inspect drive cable. Both found to be functional Remove selecterides and send for refurbishment Remove front wheels. Adjust wheel bearings and refit wheels Drain engine and oil cooler Remove oil cooler, pipes and bracketry Clean, prepare and paint cooler and bracketry Remove bonnet Remove water cooling radiator Remove cam covers, degrease and replace with new gaskets and 1/2 moon seals. Polish covers Fit cam cover breather pipe and polish Fit bonnet aperture seal. Fit correct air intake hose Replace N/S/R wheelarch foam protection Re-route selectaride wiring looms using correct aluminium ties Remove both front under wing closing panels to gain access to blower motors Remove pipes and support brackets Remove old underseal and install under wing foam protection Re-route Prepare and paint rear damper drop links Begin investigation into faulty dash illumination Tighten all PAS unions Clean rusted area around bonnet and paint Install refurbished rear dampers with new fixings Install new engine oil cooler mounting bracket bushes and fit cooler Replace broken fuel pipe clamp block
27.07.21- Mileage: 25,500- Service Agent: Vantage Engineering
Measure ovality of bottom pulley Install high torque starter motor. Wrap motor feed cable with heat shield tape Remove rear seat base and back Position GPS aerial on top of fuel tank and route wiring under seat Lift carpets and route wiring to dash. Fit bonnet aperture seal Install oil cooler line Paint expansion tank bracket Install Speedbox unit under dash Design and fabricate adaptor to mate Speedbox with speedometer Clean, prepare and paint bonnet latch panel Extend tachometer loom and install tacho Remove old exhaust manifold gaskets and clean face of head Fit manifolds with new gaskets and install downpipes Fabricate new exhaust down pipe Fettle both exhaust down pipes to achieve uniform clearance Fabricate stainless band to retain centre silencer to body Weld unused hole in thermostat housing and install with new gaskets Fit propshaft Fit expansion tank and coolant hoses and fill with coolant Fill engine with oil Refit inner wing grille Fit N/S cam cover breather Install new reverse lamp and wiring Fabricate brake fluid reservoir earth wire Fabricate aluminium spacer plate for starter motor Install driver's seat Lower brake pedal position Re-align steering wheel to achieve correct orientation Adjust indicator self-cancelling mechanism
06.01.22- Mileage: 25,500- Service Agent: Vantage Engineering
Undertake repairs and paintwork to N/S rear quarter panel and door