Described as a real driver’s car, this stunning DB6 Volante has been fitted with a manual gearbox and upgraded to ‘Vantage spec’. Recently subject to a full respray here at Aston Workshop and mechanical overhaul, this is surely one of the best DB6 Volantes on the market.
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.
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.
Recent work at Aston Workshop includes a full respray to its new California Sage specification matched by reconnolised leather and new interior carpets. Two new fuel tanks have been fitted to the car, along with a new clutch to update the driving experience. Already a fantastic example of a DB6 Volante, this car is now surely one of the finest of these cars available today.
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