IN THE SAME OWNERSHIP FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS Brand Aston Martin Type DB5 Color Green Interior Green Year of build 1965 Price Price On Request 1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Aston Martin DB5, well known as being the most famous car in the world One of the most iconic classic cars Superb color combination By driving the car, you definitely feel yourself a bit James Bond The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most iconic classic cars and because of that a serious investment. Nearly fifty years after its screen debut in 1964, the DB5 has left an indelible mark on popular culture. Due to the amazing impact James Bond had and and still has, the DB5 is a car which has to be part in almost every serious classic car collection. In the late 1950s, Aston Martin was still a small, highly exclusive car manufacturer that produced less than 250 hand-built cars per year. Their clientele was an exclusive base of discerning connoisseurs of grand touring motor cars, many who were attracted to the company due to its successes in sports car racing. The DB5 was costing roughly twice of a new Jaguar E-type. In 1963, Aston Martin introduced the DB5 at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in London. The design was similar to the
Full Description This DB5 convertible was restored in 1985 by Steel Wings to a very high show standard using as many of the original parts as possible. Since then, this car has remained with the current owner and has been stored in a climate controlled environment and seen minimal miles put on it. Although an older restoration, the DB5 Convertible has held up extremely well. This car is a dream to drive with 310 hp producing a spectacular exhaust note. The engine was rebuilt by Steel Wings eight years ago and at that time the Weber conversion was done and the capacity was increased to 4.2 liter. The original carburetors, manifolds and air box come with the car. A full original tool roll and jack come with the car and also an owner's handbook. The car was originally purchased by Mr. Harold Dubilier of York Electronics Corporation in New York. The second owner was Mr. Robert Stockman of Danbury CT. The current owner acquired the DB5 Convertible from Mr. Stockman. The build sheet for this car lists the interior trim as black with red piping and paint is listed as Fiesta red. Mr. Dubilier was interested in getting a DB5 Convertible but did not want a red car. This car was painted black
Chassis # DB5/1738/R Engine #400/1726 Built on October 1st 1964. The History of the car can be traced back to 1994 when the car was professionally converted from RHD to LHD by Chapman Spooner Ltd in England at cost of £ 7'400 and sold to Mr. Neelsen in Hamburg/Germany. Since then the car was always very well maintained and serviced regularely. A complete engine rebuild was commissioned in 2002 by its previous owner. It was then acquired by its present Swiss owner in 2006 and imported into Switzerland. The car is Matching numbers and was delivered in “Dubonnet” Red with Grey Connolly Leather – Today the car is painted Silver metallic with dark Blue leather interior. The car was inspected and valuated by the Swiss Aston Martin Heritage Center in Safenwil in July 2013. It is in excellent overall condition and drives very well. Swiss Veteran registered Price on request http://grabersportgarage.ch/1964-aston-martin-db5.html
This matching numbers UK RHD DB5 is in superb condition throughout, and has benefited from extensive expenditure in recent years. It is a great driving car which has appeared at concours events and shows. Fresh from a body and chassis restoration at an Aston specialist, this lovely example is now attractively finished in Georgian Silver rather than its original colour of Platinum (white). Complete with its original logbook, a copy of the factory build sheet, a very rare original Instruction Book and a Heritage Certificate. The history file also includes extensive ownership and maintenance records, including photographs. Originally supplied in the UK, the car later spent some time in Milan where it was initially repainted red, before being reconditioned, repainted and displayed as part of a James Bond tour of Italy. In 2012 the DB5 was imported back to UK and in 2013 had a full engine rebuild and bare metal respray in Georgian Silver. Further works followed at Aston specialists and most recently the car has had extensive chassis restoration. Following this work this lovely Aston appeared at the 2013 Regent Motor Show London and the AMOC Concours at Hampton Court Palace in 2014.
This beautiful car comes with a copy of the original purchase form. It is matching-numbers, and the only alteration in specification from new concerns the colour scheme, originally California Sage, which was changed to Silver Birch prior to the preceding owner's acquisition of the car in 1971. It has the later- DB5 spec upgraded ZF 5-speed gearbox which of course it was supplied with from new. The car was maintained by Ian Mason in the 1970's prior to being laid-up (bills on file). There is a note on file, written in 2005 by the previous owner, Peter Hammerson, which states: 'from 1977 the car was laid-up in a private garage following which it has been undergoing extensive and lengthy restoration.' The latter was carried out by Arthur Birchall & Co of Norfolk between 1987 and 2006, during which period the car benefitted from a body-off, chassis-upwards rebuild while the engine was converted to take unleaded fuel (bills on file). Between 2008 and 2010, the DB5 was looked after by Astin Martin Works. The car then resided in Norway as part of a private collection. It is a lovely example and has covered a believed-genuine 70,000 miles from new (1,000 since restoration) and is in absolutely superb condition. The car is offered with a large history file including workshop manual. It also includes an original and almost irreplaceable Instruction Handbook. The original matching-numbers engine was converted to a 4.2 litre specification in Cheshire Classic Cars' workshop using Cosworth Pistons in 2015. This is photographically recorded. A simply exceptional DB5.