1965 Aston Martin DB6

Short Chassis Volante
€1,128,000 ($1,357,548)
Sale Price
€1,200,000 - €1,600,000
Est. Range
5 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Auction House
Chassis no. DBVC2315L; Engine no. 4002309. Autumn Gold with beige top over tan leather. LHD. 3995-cc six with triple Webers, chrome wire wheels, dual mirrors, Normalair air conditioning, woodrim steering wheel, power windows, Smiths dash clock, aftermarket Blaupunkt cassette stereo, tan leather boot cover.

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.

by Andrew Newton
12 February 2021
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