1967 Aston Martin DB6
Year of manufacture1967
Exterior brand colourBlack
-Black with Tan leather interior, Brown Wilton Wool carpeting edged Tan and Black Mohair convertible top, 5-speed ZF manual transmission, Original LHD, Matching Numbers, 1 of 140 manufactured, 1 of approximately 30 originally manufactured in LHD.
Factory options included: Coolaire air conditioning, Power assisted steering, Engine valve cover breather, Chrome wire wheels with three-eared spinners, Fiamm town and country horns with changeover switch, Bosch Koln radio, Power aerial, 4-Britax lap and diagonal safety belts, Bumper overriders and Borg Warner automatic transmission.
This DB6 Volante was original delivery to its first registered owner, Mr. J. T. Dorrance by Aston Martin dealer at the time, Kennan Motors. Kept in Mr. Dorrance's ownership for a few short years, the DB6 Volante found itself in the ownership of well-known Arizona collector, Mr. Mel Ritter who has extremely close ties with Aston Martin here in the USA, his son, Doug Ritter having been in charge of the United State Aston Martin factory parts department and warranty departments based out of King of Prussia, PA. Also within the Ritter collection was a rare Radford DB5 Shooting Brake, 1980 V8 Volante with European specification Vantage engine (not sure how that entered the United States 😉 😉, as well as Doug's x-AM Distributor DBSV8, in Bahama Yellow a la Roger Moore and The Persuaders. All Ritter Aston's were extremely well-known in the AMOC Club circles and events.
The Aston collection was held long term in each Aston's case. The DB6 Volante on offer today was purchased by Autosport Designs, Inc. when contacted by Mr. Ritter, March 2002, his belief we would give his Volante its next proper and loving home. At this time, the DB6 Volante was showing only 33,710 original miles and in superb concours condition.
The DB6 Volante was sold almost immediate to Mr. R. Phillips, CT and joined his stable of Aston's, DB6 Vantage Coupe, and V8 Volante. Prior to taking deliver, the original automatic Borg Warner "slush box" transmission was converted by Autosport Designs to a factory original ZF 5-speed manual gearbox. At this time we performed a full servicing to start fresh with the Phillip's ownership.
After being used and shown for several years, the DB6 was entrusted the Vantage Motors, Stamford, CT. Marjan and Michael Kraljevic are well known and respected for their work on Aston's, Marjan having worked for several years at Aston Martin Vintage Racing in the Livanos Aston Martin ownership era.
In the years to come, the DB6 Volante was treated to a sympathetic restoration, when and where need, simply due to the DB6's super condition having been extremely well-cared for from day one. Over the next few years, the DB6 Volante was repainted by Dwayne Nosworthy, Westchester Classic Coach and the interior and top were refinished as per factory by Johan Merkhofer, Coachtrim LLC. Both are extremely well-known and respected for their work having been involved with several Pebble Beach Concours winning restorations. Vantage Motors took care of any and all mechanicals making sure the DB6 was ready and able for road use, touring pleasure as well as concours use. The engine compartment and undercarriage have been correctly restored, serviced and detailed throughout and with originality in mind.
The DB6 Volante was kept in the Phillip ownership through 2017 when it was offered along with the majority of this collection due to impending divorce as these things go. Purchased by a well-known dealer, it has been in his care since and only recently has it returned to home and Autosport Designs, Inc.
I recently had the good fortune to drive this DB6 Volante from Northern California to Carmel with my son and it proved excellent in every way, without any disappointments with the feeling that it had indeed returned home. Not only did I have a smile on my face, but it felt as though the DB6 was extremely happy to have rekindled our relationship as well.
This rare, original LHD DB6 Volante is offered in excellent condition and with complete ownership and service history from almost new.