Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. SCFCV81C7GTR15475 Engine no. V/585/5475
'With the hood up, the Volante is almost as quiet to be in at legal speeds as the saloon, and even at an indicated 140mph it is still possible to carry on a conversation.' - Fast Lane.
Aston Martin's soft-top version of its successful V8 first appeared in June 1978, some ten years after the launch of the DBS on which its was based, resurrecting the evocative 'Volante' name that had first been used for the convertible DB6. Introduced in response to customers' demands for such a car, the Volante represented the ultimate in soft-top luxury, boasting a lined, power-operated hood which, when erected, endowed the walnut embellished interior with all the solidity and refinement associated with the saloon version. As Fast Lane magazine observed: 'If the word "convertible" produces in your mind an image of fiddling with wafer thin hood irons and fighting against a shrunken hood with numerous attachment points, you are not thinking of the Volante.'
Although its open-car aerodynamics meant that top speed suffered with the hood down, the Volante's 150mph maximum nevertheless ranked it among the world's fastest convertibles. V8 Volante and Vantage Volante chassis numbers ran from '15001' to '15849', a total of 849 cars.
Chassis number '15475' was purchased by the current owner in 1988, since when it has been kept in a heated garage and used only on dry days. A total of only 29,456 miles is currently displayed on the odometer. We are advised that the Volante was re-sprayed in its entirety approximately seven years ago, the convertible hood (originally white in colour) having already been replaced with one made from Navy Blue mohair. No major repairs have been necessary over the course of the last 25 years and the Aston is described as in generally very good condition, with good interior and excellent mechanicals. The car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to February 2014 and Swansea V5 registration document.
The registration number for the vehicle is D366DJF and is a non-transferrable registration mark