Following on from the success of the DB5, the DB6 first entered production in 1965 and was to run well into 1970, being produced side-by-side with the DBS at the Newport Pagnell factory. DB6 MK2 introduced in 1969, featuring flared wheel arches and standard power steering.
The DB6 bodywork had a new tail design, offering improved aerodynamics and also had a revised rear 1/4 windows and a higher rear roof line. Options now included power steering (on MK1 cars), air conditioning, automatic transmission, limited slip differential and a 325bhp Vantage engine option.
A convertible body style was also offered, as was the normal Aston tradition, although now called "Volante", a name still used by the company today. Early (1965-1966) DB6 Volantes had a "short chassis" body, only 37 were produced and are distinguished by a shorter tail. A handful of "Shooting Brakes" were also produced by British coachbuilder Harold Radford.