Wednesday, 4 May 2011

HRH and his DB6 Volante

I've been asked by a number of people if I have any plans to build a model of the DB6 Volante shown below. I guess this particular Aston is now almost as famous as another Aston driven by a Mr Bond. The simple answer is no. The DB6 in my opinion is where Aston Martin started to lose the spirit, where once they were proper sports cars that eventually were turned into four seater tourers. They're not even proper four seaters. I certainly wouldn't want to travel any distance in the back of one of these.To my eye, the DB6 has some very awkward angles and the wheelbase being four inches longer than the DB5 makes it just not right. The depth of the car from the waistline down was increased so that delicate svelt look has gone. Not for me i'm afraid chaps. It simply does not move me.

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