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|All classic Aston Martins have a certain level of sophistication, perhaps none more so than the iconic DB5, especially when presented in the timeless colour combination of Silver Birch with Black leather interior as we have here. |
Add to this the very rare 4 speed 'David Brown' gearbox fitted to this car and the result is a car that completely evokes the era of manufacture.
This particular DB5 also benefits from a recent engine re-build in 2009 and a major body refurbishment by a well respected German Aston Martin specialist in 2006. All of the work is fully documented and photographed in the 'three folder' extensive history file.
Owning and driving a DB5 is always going to be very special, and this particular Aston is definitely no exception, a good 'driver' with a strong engine, it embodies the very essence of Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul.
We anticipate a great deal of interest in this car and recommend those who are interested contact our sales department as soon as possible to arrange a viewing.
To arrange a viewing or for further information please call 01207 233 525
History of the DB5
The DB5 was announced in October 1963 at the Earls Court Motor show. The final development of the Series 5 DB4 introduced many of the features found later in the DB5, including the revised roofline and enlarged boot. The engine was enlarged to 4 litres by increasing the cylinder bore and the Vantage engine with triple SU carburettors became the standard engine specification. While early DB5s came with the same David Brown 4 speed gearbox, this was soon superseded with the introduction of a ZF 5-speed gearbox, revised final drive ratio, 4 wheel Girling disc brakes with twin servos, adjustable Selectaride rear dampers and an alternator.
The DB5 was described by contemporary road testers, as a car “that defies definition with many widely differing characters, that is always tailored to one’s mood of the movement”. It is a car capable of effortless high performance, yet quiet and refined, but with a most satisfying and mellifluous snarl as the mood takes one. Beautiful, rare, and with impeccable breeding, it is the epitome of all that was most elegant in its time, with that unmistakable British character, yet with the design flair of the very best of Italian styling. “It is a car which challenges and satisfies and always excites”.
This DB5 has had the benefit of much recent and extensive mechanical work and it drives accordingly. Our engine check reveals excellent compressions and oil pressure and the engine has all the appearance of being in excellent order. It is a fine example of the DB5.
Of course this Aston can be readily modified and upgraded as may be desired. Changes from RHD to LHD, Electric Power Steering, and some additional fast road engine performance and suspension enhancements are all possible and cost effective. A full colour change can be made if the new owner desires. We will be glad to quote an all inclusive price for purchase and upgrade as may be requested by the prospective purchaser.
Sold on the 07.08.2012
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