1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 - €835,000
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 Earls Court Motor Show in London. The design was similar to the DB4, but the six-cylinder engine displacement had been increased to 4-liters. It had three SU carburetors as standard equipment, with horsepower increased by 20 percent to 282 horsepower. Other refinements included a twin fuel fillers, electric windows, and a highly tuned exhaust system. After just 50 units were built, the ZF five-speed gearbox became standard equipment.
Between 1963 and 1965, just 886 DB5s were produced, all of which received Tourings superleggera (super light) bodywork.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
The former owner bought this car just because of the superb color combination and we can understand him.
Almost every DB5 is James Bond Silver but maybe this color suits the Aston Martin even better.
The former owner told us that he owned the car for approximately 20 years and that he bought the car in Germany.
A complete and very impressive engine rebuild has been carried out by the former owner and the car has been scarcely used in the last 20 years and therefore the condition is very nice.
The restoration was carried out in the UK by specialist Marks Danes and very recently the entire engine has been completely rebuilt on a very high level.
From outside the engine looks as it has been prepared to show in a living room as every nut and bolt is wonderful shining but amongst the looks, the engine is also running fabulous.
The paintwork of this Aston Martin DB5 is very nice, with some very very small details which give the Aston a nice patina.
The chrome work is also in an absolute wonderful condition. The door fittings and gaps on this particular Aston are impressively nice as well.
Furthermore the Aston shows many of its original numbers. On a variety of places, an Aston Martin DB5 shows its body number. Over the years a lot of parts have been replaced or renewed by many of these cars but this Aston still shows on many places its correct number. A very nice detail in our opinion.
The window glass on the right show a small scratch but again this is a nice patina and it should be a pity to invest time and money to repair or replace something on the exterior of the Aston.
The interior of the Aston Martin is done to a high standard and in a beautiful green color with white piping. The workmanship is on a high rate as is the nice leather smell.
The carpets are high quality dark green wool which fits the green exterior and green leather seats very well.
The dashboard seems to be restored with restored gauges and switches. Also the steering wheel was beautifully restored including the horn button.
Due to the fact that the engine has been completely rebuilt, the engine bay is amazingly nice and very shiny.
Overall, the driving experience feels very special and the Aston is an absolute joy to drive.
By driving the car, you definitely feel yourself a bit James Bond.
When we bought this DB5 we decided to bring the car immediately home.
After a quick check of the cooling water, the brake fluid and the oil level we started the car.
As soon as the key of the Aston was turned, the engine started easily and it became immediately clear that the engine was running very strong.
Strange enough, every classic car is driving slightly different. Every DB5 is driving slightly different but after 500 meters it was clear that this Aston was driving extremely well.
The power in the car is amazing, even as the handling.
As is often the case with classic cars of the era, they can be a bit weak in steering but this car is driving impressively straight.
The transmission shifts very well with good syncros, both when warm and cold.
The brakes are excellent as well.
We have carried out a good check off-course but this DB5 is just a dream to drive.
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