Two years after the unveiling of the Aston Martin Virage Volante, the company pushed the envelope one step further by offering its customers the option of a 6.3-litre engine, available for both the Virage coupe and Volante. The first customers found themselves sending their brand-new cars to Aston Martin Works Service to have new, wider bodywork fitted; this included enlarged wheel arches, bigger air dam, and revised sill covers. Later, the factory itself would produce the wider bodies during production, which offered customers a chance to retain their original 5.3-liter engine but modify the body of their Virage to appear as the 6.3.
Stratton are proud to offer:
Aston Martin Virage Volante Cosmetic 6.3; Finished in Cumberland Grey metallic with piped parchment leather interior and black mohair hood, with an automatic gearbox.
This Aston also features matching hood cover, upgraded multi-CD stereo system and alarm/immobiliser, and is offered with, original logbook recording AML as first owner, stamped service booklet. The accompanying full service history includes bills, indicating a ‘no expense spared’ approach to the car’s care and maintenance.
Aston Martin themselves , built chassis number ‘60160’ to ‘cosmetic wide body’ specification and using the car as a works demonstrator, in which role it carried the famous company registration mark, ‘1 AML’. (It should be noted that this car’s speedometer has been changed twice at Works Service, at 1,148 miles and 5,671 miles, while the current odometer reading is 13,574, making a total of 20,393 miles covered from new).