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October 23, 2019

This Aston Martin Shooting Brake Sells At Auction

by Mike –

This unusual Aston Martin Shooting Brake was sold at the RM Southeby’s auction in Monterey a few weeks ago. I am fascinated by the shooting brake style which looks great on the Aston Martin DB6 and I suspect the DB5 as well.

Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

It takes me back to my childhood when our family drove a 1964 Mercury Colony Park Shooting Brake. Mercury called it a station wagon like all US car companies did; a name not quite as intriguing or mysterious as the British Shooting Brake, which I prefer.

Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

I wonder what would one carry in a shooting brake? I suspect the hunting dogs and the shotguns on the way to a bird hunt. We did not hunt and our dogs were only interested in going to the lake or the river to swim. They were wet on the way home and were relegated to the very back of the shooting brake. They didn’t mind.

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I Shooting Brake by Radford

Sold for $682,000

Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

RM Southeby’s wrote,

282 bhp, 3,995 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with triple SU side-draft carburetors, three-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, live rear axle with trailing links, Watts linkage, coil springs, and driver-adjustable shock absorbers, and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 101.5 in.

Offered from single-family ownership
One of four Radford-bodied DB6 “wagons”
Numerous factory options and accessories
Largely original; complete factory-original specifications
The ultimate family automobile for Jackson Hole or St. Tropez

This Aston Martin Shooting Brake sold for much more than a Mercury Colony Park would if one could be found. I have not seen a Mercury Colony Park in decades and certainly you won’t see one in Jackson Hole or St. Tropez hauling around the ski equipment of the rich and famous. But an Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake? – Perfect!

Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

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Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

All photos by Mike Gulett.

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This Aston Martin Shooting Brake Sells At Auction
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This Aston Martin Shooting Brake Sells At Auction
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The mystery and intrigue of a shooting brake is so much more than a station wagon.
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Comments

  1. Love the car , BUT ! Auto for that dosh ! Wow , wish I,d entered my Factory built Devin C Type now !! not that I don’t love and race it , but Wow , over half a Mill !

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