-Winchester Blue with Blue leather interior, Grey carpets edged
Dark Blue and Blue Mohair convertible top, 3,000 miles since
complete concours restoration, 5-speed ZF transmission, LHD.
The Short-Chassis Volante is an interesting car for many reasons.
It was the first Aston Martin to be called Volante; the drop-head
DB4's and 5's should never be called a Volante. The car was based
on the last of the DB5 chassis but was introduced at the same time
as the DB6 and so looks somewhat similar. During the single year of
production, only 37 were built until the DB6 Volante was
This Short Chassis Volante was found after having spent the last 30
years in Capetown South Africa, it was unused since 1970! The body
and the structure of the car were in exceptional condition, all
apertures around the doors, the bonnet and the boot were very good
and the car offered a great starting point to make an exceptional
This is a no expense spared restoration and better than new.
The engine was rebuilt to 4.2 liter, the cylinder head rebuilt to
modern lead free standards, the gearbox and all remaining
mechanicals were renewed, it was converted from original RHD
specifications to LHD specifications, no stone was left
Restored in the early 2000's and through 2015, this Short Chassis
Volante has been part of two of the finest collections /collector
owners the world has to offer. It has been maintained by marque
specialist Steel Wings and Autosport Designs, Inc. through both
ownerships to keep in current concours condition throughout
regardless of use and cost.
In 2015, this Short Chassis Volante was purchased by Autosport
Designs once and sold to another collector home in Northern
California. With limited use to date, this SCV has returned to
Autosport Designs once again and remains in superb condition
throughout. The SCV will be serviced throughout and receive
anything and everything required to allow our offering it once
again in concours condition and ready for its next new ownership.
Please note the photos and road test video have been taken prior to
the full service-maintenance we will be performing to start fresh
with its next custodian. That said, she is stunning.
A rare opportunity to purchase 1 of only 37 Short Chassis Volantes
manufactured in perfect restored condition.