19th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 103

2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Sold for £30,938

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: W1 RPF
Chassis No:
July 2023

  • Just 63,040 miles from new (at time of consignment)
  • Benefitted from a full engine overhaul around 4,500 miles previous by a well respected marque specialist
  • Supplied new by Wilmslow Aston Martin in Cheshire
  • Attractive colour combination
  • Accompanied by the combined owner’s guide and stamped service book illustrating only main agent and specialist stamps

The sleek super-formed aluminium body of the DB9 was initially designed by Ian Callum but had also had significant influence from the next director of AM design, Hendrik Fisker. It was powered by a third-generation version of the now familiar 6.0 litre, V12 engine with a top speed of 186mph. The DB9 was the first of what was to become a long line of production Aston Martins to use VH architecture; using super-formed parts in the chassis and footwell as well as the body panels. Individual die-cast, extruded or stamped aluminium elements of the VH platform, are bonded with strong adhesives and self-piercing rivets, providing a lightweight but stiff ‘backbone’. The DB9 body shell weighed 25% less than that of the DB7 but has double its torsional rigidity. This process also allowed Aston Martin to retain high levels of engineering accuracy in producing a car at a higher volume, ensuring chassis performance to match the engine power. Aston Martins have always made the interior of their cars to be very special places. The fine detail of finishing is typified by the starter button made of glass and sand-etched with the Aston Martin wings logo.

The DB9 Volante offered was manufactured in 2006 and supplied new through Wilmslow Aston Martin in Cheshire, being registered new in the United Kingdom on the 18th of May that year. Presented in Black paintwork with Cream leather interior upholstery, which many argue is the best colour combination, the Aston Martin is completed with a hood trimmed in Black. Covering a modest 63,040 miles from new (at time of consignment), ‘W1 RPF’ benefited from a full engine overhaul by well respected marque specialist Rikki Cann in 2016 at 58,626 miles, which is understood to have cost in the region of £23,000. Earlier improvements, also provided by Rikki Cann, included bodywork and interior enhancements, braking work, further mechanical fettling, and servicing, costing some £9,200.

More recently entrusted to Aston Martin specialists Nicholas Mee (in 2019), with some £6,000 worth of attention, the Volante is accompanied by a history file that includes the original combined owner’s guide and service book, which illustrates ten stamps, all from main agents and specialists, with the most recent service completed by Nicholas Mee approximately 3,000 miles previous. Also included are a collection of previous invoices, a selection of past MOT certificates, a print-out record of early work completed by Aston Martin, along with a current V5C document. Cherished registration number ‘W1 RPF’, two sets of keys, an Aston Martin umbrella, and trickle charger also accompany.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 19th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 9am
Additional viewing for lots 200-254 on Thursday 20th October 2022 from 9am

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