The bodywork is similar to the DB5 convertible but shares many DB6 features such as the interior trim, split front and rear bumpers and an enlarged oil cooler opening. Whilst at the back the boot lid is unswept with DB5 Convertible like rear wings mounted with the Triumph sourced DB6 style rear light clusters. Knowing these details make this car easier to identify.
In addition to the regular triple SU equiped engine, the short chassis could also be specified with the Vantage engine complete with triple Weber carburettors.
One of the cars featured below, arguably the best example of a short chassis Volante was shown on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegence in 2013. The car achieved 2nd place in the Aston Martin Centenary class and can be seen crossing the famous ramp to recieve the award.