Amelia Island

10-11 March 2017

A Gentleman's Collection: The Pride & Passion of Orin Smith

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Lot 151

2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

  • Chassis no. SCFAB02A06GB04769

Sold for $73,700


450 bhp, 362.176 cu. in. DOHC aluminum V-12 engine, six-speed manual transmission with overdrive, four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones, coil springs, and adaptive dampers, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 107.8 in.

  • Only 14,718 actual miles
  • Two private owners from new
  • Complete with original accessories and clean CARFAX report
  • An outstanding summer driver in nearly new condition


Aston Martin’s new DB9 Volante of 2006 was inarguably the most exciting standard-bearer that the company had produced since its V8 range. As Road & Track described the model in November 2007, “The drop-top DB9 is one of a rare breed that provides sports-car thrills when pushed to its limits, while at the same time is capable of coddling you in incredible comfort. This ability to deliver pace and grace comes from the car’s combination of wheels placed at the far corners, lightweight aluminum construction with 50/50 weight balance, and a storming 449-brake horsepower 6.0-liter V-12 under the hood.” Acceleration from 0–60 mph in less than 5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph were both promised.

Service invoices on file indicate that the Volante offered here was delivered new to Arthur Gelfand of Bernardsville, New Jersey, by Ray Catena Aston Martin of Edison. Mr. Gelfand initially financed the car before directing it into his personal ownership, reflecting the three owners shown on the clean CARFAX report. The invoices document routine maintenance and servicing of the car through Mr. Gelfand’s ownership, ending in 2010, when it passed to another dealer and then, the following year, into Stephanie Smith’s ownership. Shortly before she took delivery, the car was again properly serviced, this time by Aston Martin of New England, with invoices for $1,354.37 of work on file. She has enjoyed occasional use of the car since, while it has been well looked-after in the fashion typical of the Smiths’ automobiles.

The Ghillies Green Pearl paint and Kestrel Tan interior appear fresh and virtually new, with the exception of very small blemishes around the edge of the hood and some minor rock chips in the wheel wells, and overall the car appears much newer than its 14,718 actual miles. The Volante is complete with its leather-bound DB9 Owner’s Guide, Aston Martin car cover in its original fitted bag, the original fitted umbrella still in its factory plastic wrapping, and the original jack.

Now ready to pass into its next owner’s loving hands, this Aston Martin is ready for continued fun under the Florida sun, just as it has been carefully enjoyed by its current caretaker.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

Cameron Smyth

csmyth@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Cameron Smyth joined RM Sotheby’s as a Car Specialist in 2015, working out of our corporate office and providing assistance on c... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more