-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 introduced.
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 restored example.
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 unturned!
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.
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Location: Huntington Station, New York, United States