1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible  Chassis no. SCFDAM1CXPBR60053 Engine no. 89/60053/A
Lot 129
1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible
Registration no. L506 XLR Chassis no. SCFDAM1CXPBR60053 Engine no. 89/60053/A
Sold for £40,000 (US$ 53,509) inc. premium

Lot Details
1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible  Chassis no. SCFDAM1CXPBR60053 Engine no. 89/60053/A
1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante Convertible
Registration no. L506 XLR
Chassis no. SCFDAM1CXPBR60053
Engine no. 89/60053/A
“The Volante is the new soft-top version of the Virage incorporating the latest changes made to the full Aston range. Beautiful hand-built craftsmanship abounds in this most aristocratic of convertibles.” - Fast Lane.
The Volante convertible had been the big seller of the ‘old’ V8 line-up, so the only surprise was that it took Aston Martin more than two years from the Virage coupe’s introduction to come up with a soft-top equivalent. The production Virage Volante debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham’s NEC the previous October. Weighing in at over two tons, the open Volante was even heavier than the closed coupe, itself no lightweight, this increase in weight being accounted for by considerable body strengthening to compensate for the absent roof, plus the extra complication of the power-operated convertible hood. Electrically powered, the latter was beautifully made and incorporated a glass rear window complete with heated de-misting elements. Mechanically the Volante remained much the same as its closed cousin, though with slightly lower final drive gearing to aid acceleration through the gears. Top speed was slightly reduced, to a still outstanding 150mph. Automatic transmission was standard on the Volante, the original three-speeder being superseded in 1993 by a new four-speed dual-mode (normal/sport) unit. The five-speed manual ‘box continued to be available as an option.
Finished in Balmoral Blue with leather interior, this automatic-transmission Virage Volante comes with full service history, its service booklet being stamped by AML agents to begin with and then recognised specialists. The car has had four previous owners and last changed hands in 2001. The current recorded mileage stands at circa 42,400. Cosmetically presented in generally excellent condition, the vehicle is offered with all books, MoT to September 2005 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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