Aston Martin Will Convert its Classics to Electric – Then Convert Them Back Again if You Want

By Gary Cutlack on at

Aston Martin has joined a few other classic carmakers in offering to convert its ageing motors to electric power, but it's going a step further in also offering to convert them back again should the driver suffer from too extreme a case of range anxiety or decide it's best sold on in original engined condition.

Therefore some poor engineers in Newport Pagnell are offering to carry out the nightmarish surgical procedure of a "reversible EV powertrain conversion" on some old Astons, designed to offer eco-friendly solutions and also to futureproof the cars, should the councils of wherever their billionaire owners keep them decide to ban petrol engines from the surrounding roads.

They've actually gone and done it already too, with an old 1970 DB6 MkII Volante the first to benefit from having the vrooming bits removed and replaced by the "cassette" EV powertrain.

Aston's Works president Paul Spires said: "We have been looking for some time to find a way of protecting our customers' long-term enjoyment of their cars. Driving a classic Aston Martin on pure EV power is a unique experience and one that will no doubt be extremely attractive to many owners, especially those who live in city centres." [Aston Martin via Top Gear]