Bing Crosby’s 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Up for Auction
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Bing Crosby had an unique bas-baritone voice that made him one of the best-selling recording artist to date, with over half a billion records in circulation.
Crosby is also credited as being the inspiration for star singers such as Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He also won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Chuck O'Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way. Moreover, Crosby is one of the few people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Aston Martin introduced its new DB6 model in 1965. This model was updated in 1969 (Mark 2) and was discontinued a year later, in 1970.
Powered by Aston Martin’s 4 liter OHC straight 6 rated at 282 HP, the car has received new paint and chrome 5 years ago, and still retains all of the original interior, including its cherry wood steering wheel.
According to Mecum, it comes with all new chromed wire wheels and Vredestein radials (the 3-eared knock-off spinners are the original units), a rebuilt braking system and overhauled Mikuni carburetors. Documentation includes a copy of the title bearing Bing Crosby's name.
The auction company has not released an estimate on the vehicle.
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