1966 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante

As an interim model between the DB5 and Db6, the Short Chassis Volante was one of the rarest Aston Martins. It used a short DB5 chassis but featured the front end from the DB6 with a DB5 tail. Futhermore, it was the first Aston Martin to adopt the Volante term which would be used for many subsequent convertibles.

Since it was based on the DB5 chassis, it used the DB5 engine and suspension.

The car is easily identified from the rear-end with a DB5 design which has no rear Kamm tail or spoiler, but uses the split bumper design from the DB6.

Only 37 examples of the Short Chassis Volante were built until the model was replaced by the DB6 Volante

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submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car

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1966 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante

1966 Aston Martin ‘Short-Chassis’ Volante DBVC-2325-R

One of the 37 Short-Chassis Volantes built; original RHD example. Accompanied by a copy of the Aston Martin build sheet and service records. One of the finest and most attractive DB-Series Aston Martin models.
Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions