Virage Volante 6.3 Vantage styling
Virage Volante 6.3 Vantage styling

Virage Volante 6.3 Vantage styling

(1993 - 1996)

If money was no object, AML Works Service offered full body enhancement of the Virage Volante to the style of the supercharged Vantage. For the front - a full reworking of the front panel and wings, replacement of the bonnet including air intakes, six headlamps, new grille, bumper and air dam. In the middle, revised sills and wide OZ wheels. For the rear - replacement of the rear panel, bumper and boot lid with integral rear spoiler and round tail light assemblies, plus reworking of the rear wings.

Virage Volante 6.3 Vantage styling

The cost of the body conversion, chassis modifications and 6.3 engine (if specified) was dependant on individual specification but I believe it well exceeded £100,000. Thus with the cost including the original car was in the order of a quarter of a million pounds.

Before the introduction of the rare V8 Vantage Volante special edition, these cars represented the fastest and most powerful open Aston Martins. Indeed, they are very easy to confuse with the later supercharged cars, although there are a few clues to assist the enthusiast. The 6.3 conversions usually have the 18 inch OZ split rim wheels, square side indicator repeaters and Citroen CX type door mirrors. Also the 6.3’s have a different profile to the rear wheel arch extension. The photographs on this page represent three of the six known cars to have been rebuilt with this body style. One car is unique because in addition to  supercharged Vantage front and rear styling, if features Vantage sills and Vantage profile to the rear wheel arch.