• Baujahr 
    1964
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Lenkung rechts
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
    Niederlande
  • Außenfarbe 
    Silber
  • Getriebe 
    Manuell
  • Kraftstoff 
    Petrol

Beschreibung

- The DB5 is generally regarded as one of the most famous cars ever built by any marque
- Completely restored in “007”-specification Silver Birch over Black
- A true icon of 1960s Britain, configured in arguably the most desirable colour combination
- One of 879 examples built
- Delivered new in London, a fine example of a UK-market, right-hand-drive DB5
- Accompanied by a British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate
- Beautifully restored by marque specialist,Trinity Engineering, between 2015 and 2022
- The overall presentation of the car is as near as one could find to a new DB5, having covered less than 2.000 miles since restoration
- Accompanied by photo records of the work done and documentation
- A car of unmatched power, elegance, and luxury
- The Aston Martin DB5 is the perfect combination of Italian styling, British engineering and film-star charisma that has helped to make it one of the most famous cars ever made.

When debuted at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, it carried over many of the features of its DB4 predecessor—including the Superleggera method of lightweight construction that Aston Martin licensed from Touring of Milan—but there were improvements across the board.

The new model was relatively pricey at £4,175—more than twice the price of a contemporary E-Type.

Motoring magazines were full of praise for the DB5.

When The Motor tested one, it recorded a top speed of 145 mph and noted that it was ‘in the very top bracket of high-performance cars… the DB5 cruises to 100 mph with absurd ease and quietness [and] can be guided through fast corners with great accuracy.’ The Autocar, meanwhile, concluded that: ‘It is a car requiring skill and muscle… which challenges and satisfies and always excites.’

Without doubt, the DB5’s biggest claim to fame and worldwide recognition came with its use in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Its appearance made it the definitive Bond car and service manager Dudley Gershon later said that: ‘As soon as the film was shown, a massive wave of publicity hit us, the like of which no other car firm in history had ever experienced… if we had been able to produce 50 DB5s per week then we could have sold them.’

1,021 DB5s were manufactured between July 1963 and September 1965, a total that included 123 convertibles and 12 shooting brakes.

The DB5 was the first and remains the most famous of all the ‘James Bond’ Aston Martins, having appeared in no fewer than eight movies of the series so far, beginning with Goldfinger in 1964 and most recently featuring in the latest, No Time to Die (2021).

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

This specific Aston Martin DB5 was built on the 2nd of April 1964.

The DB5 is a right-hand-drive UK-market car which was despatched from the Newport Pagnell Factory on 9 of April 1964 to its supplying dealer, Brooklands of Bond Street in London, England.

The accompanying British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate records that the car left the factory finished in California Sage with a Green interior and generously equipped with chrome road wheels, two Britax safety belts, triple SU HD8 carburetors, and Dunlop RS5 tires.

According to research compiled under previous ownership, the Aston is believed to have been disassembled in the early 1970s with the intention of conducting a full restoration.

In 2014, the Aston was purchased in partially disassembled but largely complete condition including its suspension and braking mechanisms, chromed wire wheels, front and rear coachwork assemblies, both doors, a hood, all glass except the windscreen, and interior trim including the original front seats.

Since then, the Aston has undergone a comprehensive, multi-year restoration at the marque specialists “Trinity Engineering” in Ripley, England.

The aluminium Touring coachwork was renewed in classic Silver Birch while the cabin received new Black Vaumol leather hides, charcoal Wilton wool carpets, and an off-white vinyl headliner.

Additional improvements specified during the restoration included air conditioning, power steering, a period radio, an alarm system, and uprated suspension.

Email correspondence and an album of restoration images on file document the monumental undertaking.

Without looking at expenses this car has been extensively and fully restored including the body and the technical aspects.

The quality of the project speaks for itself, with all works being completed in early 2020.

Showing just 1,198 miles on the odometer since its restoration, this is a well-sorted example of Aston Martin’s most iconic model.

CONDITION EXTERIOR

Because of the impressive restoration the appearance of the car is magnificent.

The paint gloss is excellent and beautifully deep like a mirror. The body details such as the door, bonnet and boot gaps are excellent.

The windows have also been replaced during the restoration resulting in beautiful glass without signs of use.

No money is saved during the restoration. The complete car has been fully restored.

Headlights and lenses are also restored even as all the chrome.

CONDITION INTERIOR

The interior is very spacious and comfortable.

In our opinion, the interior colour is the perfect match for the exterior colour. It gives a luxurious feel, as it was meant to be back in 1964.

The interior of the Aston is like the exterior and the rest of the car extremely beautiful restored.

The freshly trimmed leather upholstery, carpets, and dashboard are in excellent order, and the Smiths instrumentation is correct and functional.

The smell by opening the door is fabulous and typically english. A typical Connolly leather smell is reaching the nose immediately and this smell starts immediately the emotion of driving and using the DB5.

UNDERNEATH / ENGINE BAY

The Aston has been impressively restored as described above and this becomes clear when the engine bay is properly inspected and when the car is driven on a lift.

The underside of the DB5 is like the engine bay in absolute superb condition.

Please take a careful look at the pictures which give a good impression about these parts of the car as well as of the quality of the restoration.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

A fantastic sound that makes you want to push the gas.

What is striking at first sight are the elegance and impeccable finishes.

A quarter turn of the contact key and immediately the sound of the fantastic Aston 6 cylinder. The brand-new stainless steel exhaust makes this sound striking.

The clutch is surprisingly light and the ZF gearbox has very soft and precise grafts, just the back gear might requires a little practice.

The seats are soft and guarantee a noticeable comfort for a touring car.

Increasing the speed you can appreciate the stability in the straight, due to the precision of the steering, and the roll not remarkable in the curve, virtue especially of the front stabilizer bar, clearly well sized.

A DB5 is just as joyful to drive as it is to admire in a serious collection of sports and GT cars.

This DB5 represents a superb opportunity to acquire a beautiful example of Aston Martin’s iconic sporting grand tourer.

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