Volante (from an Italian world, meaning flying) is the name given by Aston Martin to the Convertible version of various models from 1965 to present. The first Volante was created in 1965, based on the remaining short chassis of the DB5, and featured Aston Martin DB6 design cues, such as the bumpers, rear church/TR4 lights, oil cooler and leather stitching. Only 37 examples of this model were made between October 1965 and October 1966 and were commonly called Aston Martin Volante. After October 1966, Aston Martin started building a new version of the Volante, on the longer DB6 chassis, called the Aston Martin DB6 Volante, or Convertible. Only 140 of this later model were made, 29 of which had the Vantage engine options, making them very valuable to collectors.
In July 1969, a newer version of the DB6 came out, called the Mk II, which ran until 1971. 38 examples of the Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante (or Convertible) were made, before the model stopped being produced. The next Volante in the Aston Martin line will be the V8, which production started in 1978 and ended in 1989. From 1978 to 1990, the V8 Vantage Volante was offered, with a boosted engine. After that came the V8 Virage Volante, produced between 1992 and 1996, followed by the DB7 Volante, from 1996 to 2004. Nowadays, Aston Martin produces the DB9 Volante (since 2004) and the DBS Volante (since 2009).
However, when speaking about the Aston Martin Volante, one generally refers to the desirable 37 short chassis Volante made between 1965 and 1966. Should you be interested in an example of this amazing classic, visit The Beverly Hills Car Club website to view the online inventory and call the dealership to speak with a specialist. The team will be happy to help you find a perfect example and guide you through the experience of purchasing a classic Aston Martin.
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