In 2012 Bell embarked on a project to fully restore this Aston Martin DB6 Volante and so every component on the car was dismantled in order to rebuild to a standard higher than when it left the factory.
The engine capacity was increased to 4.2 litres with lightweight, high compression pistons, with components engineered and balanced for a particularly smooth operation and long life. The chassis was also strengthened and the rear telescopic shocks upgraded to improve handling and overcome flex.
The engine was installed on the Dyno equipment for precise and optimal tuning of the carburettors, needle profiles and cam timing, ensuring progressive power delivery across the entire rev range peeking at 320bhp and a steady idle.
Considerable attention was given to the installation of a new hood – water tight even at speed, with upgraded hydraulics for in seat operation and lifelong reliability.
A modern radio, Satnav and hands free unit was discreetly concealed in the speaker box with the microphone carefully concealed in a dashboard button. The full range of speakers, six in all, were carefully positioned and hidden in the car for best sound and the DAB/FM aerial was installed out of sight for good reception.
The chassis was strengthened to overcome the notorious flex for a solid feel with no creeks and, along with the upgraded rear telescopic shocks, the car’s handling feels assured and predictable.