The exquisite Aston Martin DB9 Volante made its global debut at the 2004 Detroit North American Auto Show and later graced the European stage in Geneva that same year. This remarkable convertible marked two significant milestones for Aston Martin—it was the first convertible to utilise Aston Martin’s distinctive VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture and the first to roll off the assembly line at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters. However, it took an additional 12 months before customers could lay their hands on the Volante, as Aston Martin's engineers were dedicated to ensuring that this convertible would be unparalleled in structural rigidity and handling among its contemporaries.
The DB9 Volante shared the mechanical underpinnings of its coupe counterpart but was designed with a focus on delivering a smooth and comfortable cruising experience, rather than being an all-out sports car. Consequently, the suspension was tuned for a softer ride. Despite its open-top configuration, the Volante was only approximately 100kg heavier than the coupe, with a curb weight of 1855kg. It boasted an impressive 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds, though its top speed was electronically limited to 165mph.
The DB9 Volante featured an electrically folding roof, crafted from high-quality mohair fabric. Remarkably, the roof design allowed the Volante to offer almost as much boot space as the coupe, a significant improvement over its predecessor, the DB7 Volante. In the event of a potential rollover, special tilt sensors would detect the danger, rapidly deploying safety hoops from the rear head restraints. If the roof was raised, these hoops were designed to break through the rear window glass. Further safety measures were in place with robust windscreen A-pillars capable of withstanding more than double the weight of the entire car.
Powering the DB9 Volante is Aston Martin's, 5.9-liter V12 engine—a masterpiece meticulously manufactured by skilled technicians at the company's dedicated engine plant in Germany.
With the DB7, open-top variants accounted for nearly half of the total production, and this trend continued with the DB9. Production of the Volante commenced in early 2005, producing around 1,000 units annually, priced at an introductory point of £115,000.
This outstanding 2006 Model Year example we are delighted to present has had four previous owners. It boasts a classic colour combination of Midnight Blue exterior, Cream Truffle and Caspian Blue interior hides, and an Atlantic Blue fabric convertible roof. The vehicle is adorned with elegant Silver 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.
This DB9 Volante is equipped with an array of features including heated seats, cruise control, electric seats, heated front and rear windows, parking sensors, a Sports button, air conditioning, climate control, CD player, radio, and fog lights.
In addition to the superb standard specifications of the DB9 Volante, this particular example boasts notable optional extras, such as grey brake callipers and walnut fascia trim and door trim. The car has also been upgraded with the sought-after Aston Installations Apple CarPlay / Android Auto system and a practical rear-view camera.
Registered in June 2006, this vehicle boasts a perfect 18-stamp service history carried out annually by Aston Martin main agents. Mechanically and aesthetically, this car is in outstanding condition.
It will be delivered to its next owner with a fresh service, MOT, and a 12-month warranty. The car includes 3 keys, the owner’s manual, a comprehensive history file, and a wind deflector.
Available now for viewing and demonstration at our Bishops Stortford showroom.