This 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage is powered by a 3995cc dual overhead cam six-cylinder engine breathing through triple twin-choke Weber carburetors and delivering 325 horsepower. It has a five-speed ZF gearbox with a limited slip differential. It has four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes and an independent front suspension.
The original owner, George M. Canon on Denver, Colorado, retained the car for 45 years. The car left the factory finished in Dubonnet Rosso over a black interior and equipped with the Vantage-specification engine, Coolaire air-conditioning, a heated rear window, power aerial, seatbelts, wing mirrors, whitewall tires and chrome wire wheels with two-eared hubs.
The car sold new for $10,494 plus a $75 charge for London delivery. The car was constructed on January 9th of 1968 and prepared for his arrival on month later. He took delivery on February 14th. A short time later, the car was sent to New York by boat.
During Mr. Canon's ownership, the car was well cared for and maintained. In 1976, the coachwork was repainted in its attractive original shade and, in 1993, M.P.H. Inc. of Englewood, Colorado, performed a complete rebuild of the engine.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $500,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $489,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.