AMOC Volz and Club Trophy-winning 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante Registration no. TYF 942F Chassis no. DBVC/3682/R Engine no. 400/3475
A five-speed manual transmission model fitted with the optional power-assisted steering, this DB6 Volante was first registered on 9th May 1968. Believed its first owner, one Stuart Stanton of London NW1, kept the car until 1976 when it was purchased on 16th February that year by the second owner, Mr Anthony Hitch of London NW10. The current (third) owner acquired it on 20th January 1981. TYF 942F comes with comprehensive history file of all bills for service and restoration work totalling well over £40,000, covering the period from 1977 to date. All mechanical work has been done by official Aston Martin Service Dealers, principally Ian Mason and most recently Chiltern Aston following Ian Masons retirement. TYF 942F has had a successful concours history as documented in the Aston Martin Register, specifically: 1982 Newport Pagnell Concours, 2nd in class; 1982 Hendon Concours, Club Trophy; 1983 Hendon Concours, 5th in Elite Class; 1989 Silverstone Horsfall Concours, Volz Trophy; and 1990 Silverstone Horsfall Concours, 4th in Elite Class. In 1993 the DB6 featured in Fast Lane magazine (August edition) in an article on Volantes complementing the Aston Martin Virage road test. Although the car has not entered any concours events for some years now, the vendor believes it is still in near concours-winning condition, and it would take only relatively little time spent polishing and cleaning the invisible bits to make into a worthy contender once again. In addition to routine servicing, major work has included repairs to bodywork as necessary and a full bare metal re-spray by Crailville Motors/Pulborough Coachworks in 1981. Maintenance carried out by Ian Mason has included an engine rebuild and fitting a Vantage inlet camshaft; complete suspension and brake rebuild incorporating a Harvey Bailey Handling Kit; complete chassis/sill rebuild; and fitting a new radiator, water pump, oil cooler and replacement SU carburettors (x3). Since the engine rebuild in 1981, some 12,000-or-so miles have been covered. In April 2008 (at 83,503 miles) a thorough inspection/report and full service, including replacing the water pump and changing the brake and clutch fluid was carried out by Chiltern Aston. Although the car currently has modern seatbelts installed, the original belts (with Aston Martin wings) come with it. Similarly, a smaller Motolita steering wheel is currently fitted as it is considered better suited to the power steering. However, the original (restored) steering wheel is included in the sale. In addition, the car comes with its complete original tool roll, jack, etc, plus a DB5 Owners Handbook. Finished in Rolls Royce Coffee Bean Brown with Bridge of Weir (magnolia) hide upholstery, this concours-winning DB6 Volante is cosmetically presented in generally excellent condition. It is offered with the aforementioned service history, restoration photographic documentation, road fund licence/MoT to April 2009 and Swansea V5 registration document.