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Aston Martin DB6 convertible Vantage Volante

860 000 €*

About

The Aston Martin DB6, produced under the direction of David Brown between 1965 and 1970 by the British manufacturer Aston Martin, is the worthy descendant of the DB5, James Bond's car, which had been a huge success. Its aluminium body structure uses the Superleggera process developed by the Italian coachbuilder Touring. Presented in 1965 in the Mark I coupé version, it will then be available in DB6 Volante convertible in the Newport Pagnell automaker's. The DB6 inherits the engine from its older brother and six-cylinder, 4-litre inline engine with 282 horsepower to 325 horsepower in the sporty Vantage version. The DB6 Mark II is produced from August 1969 onwards, distinguishing itself by widened wings for wider wheels. Apart from the rare cabriolet versions, a dozen hunting breaks will be built. While a total of 1,715 DB6 models, including 1,327 MK I were manufactured, the very rare Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante MKI was produced in less than 30.

This matching numbers convertible we have for sale was registered in Grande-Bretagne, in January 1969 with original manual gearbox. This stunning Aston Martin has had just 4 owners from new and has always been registered in Europe. The convertible version of the DB6 or Volante as it was now known, was launched at the London Motor Show in 1966 and only 140 examples were produced before MK1 production ceased in 1969. This DB6 is an exceedingly rare motorcar, being one of just 29 examples built with the desirable Volante drop head body and finished to Vantage specification. The Vantage models featured a number of upgrades including power steering, power operated hood, electric windows as well as an uprated engine fitted with three twin choke Weber DCOE 45s, which delivered an increased power output of 325 bhp.

This stunning matching numbers Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante was sold new to her first owner in England in January 1969 in the beautiful color combination olive green with tobacco leather interior. After 24 years of ownership, a Frenchman bought the DB6 Volante and the car was taken up for an extensive overhaul through GTC Engineering including respray from bare metal in the original color olive green, complete re-trim, including new carpets, complete overhaul of the engine, review of the general mechanics (repairs were done what was needed), replacement of the clutch and brakes, renewal of the convertible top and conversion to left hand drive. An overview of the work done in 1993-1994 on the DB6 Vantage Volante is available. In 2004, the Aston Martin was sold to the third owner in France. The car was not driven much but all necessary maintenance was carried out to keep the DB6 Vantage Volante in good condition.

In 2008, the Aston was sold to another european who kept the DB6 Vantage Volante in his Aston Martin collection. Again not many kilometers were driven. The owner invested 45 000 € in the full reconditioning of the brake system, the replacement of various components in the front suspension, the reconditioning of the still original rear axle, the repair of heating system and window washer system, the tune carburetors on test bench, the apply an underbody coating and tectyl on the inner sills as well as the chassis legs and so on, the extensive service and test kilometers and polishing of the exterior. This cabriolet classic car for a passionate Aston Martin lover and collector is unique. To purchase an astonishingly detailed Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante with original factory manual gearbox is very rare...

Engine

  • Number of cylinders:Alloy 6-cylinder front longitudinal in-line dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), 12 valves, 3 double Weber DCOE 45 carburettors with double starter
  • Displacement:3995 cm³
  • Bore x stroke:96 x 92 mm
  • Compression ratio:9.4: 1
  • Maximum horsepower:325 (5 750 rotations/min)
  • Maximum torque:40.2 mkg (4 500 rotations/min)

Other technical elements

  • Transmission:Rear wheel drive with ZF 5 speed manual gearbox
  • Direction:Rack and pinion.Power steering
  • Suspension:Rear suspension used helical coil springs. Ride control that was adjustable from inside the car
  • Brakes:Girling disc brakes
  • Wheels and tyres:5.5 x 15
  • Body:2+2 seater coupe or convertible with 2 doors
  • Ref.:2643

Dimensions, production and performance

  • Manufacturer:ASTON MARTIN
  • Length:462 cm
  • Width:167 cm
  • Height:135 cm
  • Wheelbase:257 cm
  • Front track:137 cm
  • Rear track:135 cm
  • Number of copies:29
  • Years of production:1969
  • Maximum speed:245 km/h

Color and finishing

  • Interior finishing:Brown leather

Conservation status

Really good condition
Extensively restored and converted to LHD vehicule in 1993. The investment for the recent work is 45 000 €.

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