Described as a real driver’s car, this stunning DB6 Volante has been fitted with a manual gearbox and upgraded to ‘Vantage spec’. From the Aston’s history file, it appears that its first owner retained the car until May 1980 when he sold it to a gentleman based in Lyon, France. The third owner was also French but it seems he moved to Switzerland at some point during his ownership of the DB6. The fourth owner was also based in Switzerland, having purchased the car on the 14th January 2002. There is a further invoice from 2006 from a ‘Sammy Garage’, a restoration company based in Geneva, prior to the car being exported from Switzerland.
Comes with 1 year Aston Workshop Guarantee.
According to a copy of the original build sheet, this right-hand drive, DB6 Mk1 Volante was delivered to its first owner, Dr Frank Sondheimer of Kensington Palace Gardens, London on the 11th February 1967. DBVC/3611/R had been ordered in Sierra Blue with grey interior and a matching convertible roof and specified from new with Borg-Warner automatic transmission, 3.54:1 limited-slip differential, chrome wire wheels, a power-operated aerial, 7 pints of antifreeze, and power-assisted steering.
There are various invoices in the file from the car's time in France and Switzerland along with a ‘Livret D’entretien et D’utilisation’ booklet for DB5/6 Volantes. It has spent the past 10 years or so in a large private collection of carefully selected Aston Martins.
The very pinnacle of British open-top motoring in the 1960s, this beautiful DB6 Volante has, at some point, been fitted with a manual gearbox and upgraded to ‘Vantage spec’ ensuring that, once returned to the roads, this will be a real driver’s car to use and enjoy.
Finished in Sierra Blue exterior and a Magnolia Leather interior, this particular DB6 has completed 10,509 miles. If you would like to enhance this DB6 to your specifications we can help. If you would like to convert it from RHD to LHD, change the colour, convert it to electric, fit an air conditioning unit, fit an automatic transmission, or anything else, we can accommodate your request.
If you’re interested please speak to a member of our sales team.
About Aston Workshop:
Aston Workshop is an independent Aston Martin specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions. We offer a wide variety of contemporary Aston Martins for sale in our showroom including special editions, low mileage examples and high performance models. Typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time. Additionally we have an unrivalled selection of valuable heritage models which are rare and often rebuilt to bespoke specifications with discrete modern enhancements. Typically stocking fully restored examples, older restorations, drivers, 100% electric zero emission EV conversions and even barn finds, our showroom is an unrivalled experience for the Aston Martin Enthusiast. We also build cars such as our DB4 GT Zagato recreations and our V8 Evolution 6.0.
Our sales showroom is supported by over 40 vastly experienced workshop staff working with a wide range of comprehensive in-house facilities including all aspects of Aston Martin diagnosis, repair, servicing and restoration to concours standards. Each member of our team works hard to ensure that we stay at the forefront of Aston engineering technology, Aston parts supply and full restorations including fixed price services where applicable.
Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.
The benefits of buying and selling with us include:
- Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
- Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on Aston Martins
- Our own Aston Workshop Warranty
- A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
- The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years