Evaluation: From the “So British Collection.” Shown at the 1965 Los Angeles Motor Show. Rare “Short Chassis Volante,” which combined the mechanical upgrades of the DB6 with the chassis of the DB5. Aston built just 37, including 12 in left-hand drive and just one in this Autumn Gold color. Restored in the early 1990s. Tidy interior. Lightly run and maintained engine bay. The door gaps don’t look quite right. Presents as what it is, a lightly driven and aged old restoration. This color is a bit odd but it is rare.
Bottom Line: The rarest of the five desirable Astons from the “So British Collection,” this Short Chassis Volante is a perfect example of a transitional model and how carmakers (particularly British ones) changed things as they went along rather than model year by model year. The age of this one’s restoration and possibly the color hindered it here, enough to a somewhat modest price relative to what others have sold for.