1964 Aston Martin DB5

Lightweight Race Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    DB5/1711/R
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The set up of this race car was completed by Colin Blower of TVR fame and, measured on the dyno, it developed 390 bhp. Running on the original chassis, with considerable strengthening, the car has a full roll cage making it considerably stiffer.

The suspension is via coil springs over fully adjustable dampers and the car has rose jointed suspension mounts and a fully adjustable front anti roll bar. Brakes are 6 pot front callipers.

Driven through a 4 speed dog box with Jack Knight gears and triple plate AP racing clutch with Tilton mechanism, the power comes from a highly developed 4.5 racing engine with a steel crank, special piston rods, camshafts and 55 DCOE Weber carburettors. Mapped ignition is via MSD and the car sits on 16” x 6” 72 spoke Motor Wheel Service wire wheels and was campaigned on Yokohama Advan tyres.

This car has a superb track pedigree over three decades – the current owner contested the 2010 Val des Terres Hill Climb in Guerns

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