First launched in 1965, the Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante was the first model to use the ‘Volante’ name with just 37 cars ever built. Based on a DB5 convertible chassis, this model carries the split corner bumpers and rear lamps as used on the DB6 Volante and is considered by many to be one of the most sought after and rare Touring models produced by Aston Martin.
On offer is this extremely original manual LHD example delivered in December 1965 to Los Angeles as the original motor show car. The build sheet specification included Normalair air conditioning (Still present), Britax safety belts and exhibition plates lettered “Volante."
Presented today in its original colour combination of Autumn Gold with Beige trim and Tan Everflex hood, this matching numbers car has been extensively restored for its current owner, overseen by David Jack of Aston Engineering.