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Prince William chose an environmentally friendly way to show off his new bride by leaving Buckingham Palace in his father’s vintage Aston Martin DB6 MK II.
While Prince Charles is a noted gearhead, he’s also extremely passionate about environmental causes, and has had the Aston retrofitted to run on E85 made from “wine wastage”. Prince Charles has owned the car since 1969, but is also known to drive an Audi A8 and an Audi Allroad station wagon.
As the excitement continues to build for Mecum’s Monterey event, the auction house has announced that a 1966 Aston Martin DB6, originally owned by entertainer Bing Crosby, will be joining the list of high-profile classics set to cross the block during the weekend of August 13-14 at the Hyatt Resort and Spa.
This particular DB6 is an original left-hand drive example and sports its original interior, but has been the subject of a major refurbishment, including new wire wheels and tires (but with the original factory spinners), plus a rebuilt fuel and brake system, including the infamous Mikuni triple carburetors. The car will be sold with a copy of the original title that bears Crosby’s name when it crosses the block.
The DB6 was originally introduced in September 1965 and was built until 1971, which today, still stands as the longest production run for any Aston Martin model. Nevertheless, the surviving cars are still highly revered in classic car circles and this one, thanks to the celebrity connection, will likely fetch top dollar.
[Source: Mecum Auctions]