DB6 SHORT CHASSIS VOLANTE
This superb car is a total rebuild and restoration of a DB6 coupe to precise factory
Short Chassis Volante specification. The bodywork was supplied by Bodylines with the nut and bolt restoration carried out to concours standard by the well
respected marque specialist Goldsmith & Young Ltd.
The paintwork is Winchester Blue and the interior leather is Portland Grey, with a blue mohair hood and blue Boyriven carpets.
The engine has been rebuilt to 4.2 litre capacity with triple SU carburettors. It has a rebuilt five speed ZF manual gearbox and back axle, and new
electric power steering. It also has electronic ignition, a new heavy duty starter motor, aluminium radiator and an extra cooling fan.
The suspension is built on a Harvey Bailey set up installed by Goldsmith & Young and all ancillaries have been renovated or replaced.
The original Short Chassis Volantes were produced between October 1965 and October 1966 with only 37 of the models being built. They were based on 37 remaining
DB5 chassis and were produced at the same time as the DB6 started production. They were therefore given DB6 chassis numbers.
The model is therefore not only rare but acknowledged as a very attractive combination of elements of both the DB5 and DB6. For example it has DB6
half bumpers front and rear, DB6 rear lights, and oil cooler. The interior trim and leather work is DB6 while the dash board is DB5. It
has an original Motorola radio and electric aerial. Overall it is closer to a DB5 but the DB6 additions complement the package extremely well.
It was the first model to be designated ‘Volante’, all previous dropheads simply being called convertibles. The Short Chassis description is accurate in
that the DB6 chassis was not shortened due to the use of the shorter DB5 chassis. The car is therefore a model in its own right.
As far as the owner, a long time AMOC member, is aware, this car is the only example in existence of a rebodied and restored DB6 coupe to a Short Chassis
Volante factory specification. It was recently accepted as an entrant to an AMOC Concours in the Pride of Ownership Heritage Class.
A full set of photographic evidence of the rebuild is available on volante.squarespace.com, or a booklet is available on request.
In essence, this is a brand new car having done only 110 miles since completion and could with justification be named the “38th” Short Chassis
All details and background supplied by Vendor
Please call 01442 833 177 to request the service history of this car.