The Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante is the rarest of all DB model convertibles, with just thirty seven ever built in total. Production of the new DB6 started towards the end of 1965, the newly dubbed ‘Volante’ was commenced on the shorter chassis of the outgoing DB5. It is often mentioned in Aston Martin texts and enthusiast guides as one of the most interesting and collectable of all Aston Martin DB series.
This particular DB6 Short Chassis Volante left the factory in June 1966 presented in Californian Sage with Beige hide interior and Dark Green Wilton carpets. It was equipped with chrome wire wheels, 3 eared spinners and a power operated ariel fitted. Delivered in 1966 to its first owner the Late Sir John Clark, CEO of The Plessey Co Ltd, whom was an avid classic car collector known for his love of Aston Martin's.
The car comes with a documented history file showing previous owners, historic MOT certificates along with many invoices for work carried out throughout it's lifetime. This car was subject to a full body off restoration where it was converted to LHD and fitted with power steering by Aston Martin specialists, Aston Engineering.