- Splendid example
- Matching numbers and colours
- Legendary James Bond model...
Unveiled in 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 succeeded the DB4. Despite its similar appearance, it had evolved in many ways. In addition to refined styling, the straight-six engine had grown, producing 282 bhp with a new 5-speed ZF gearbox. This allowed a very impressive top speed of 240 km/h. Elegant, efficient and a worthy ambassador of the English marque, it became the car driven by Sean Connery - alias James Bond - in the film " Goldfinger ".
The car presented dates from 1965, the last year of production for this model. A right-hand drive example, it was delivered new to the garage J. Blake and Company Limited in Liverpool with certain options including Marchal fog lamps, special Fiamm horn and heated rear windscreen. This splendid DB5 was converted to left-hand drive some years ago. It has been beautifully repainted in its original colour, " Goodwood green ", and has a new windscreen and five new wire wheels and tyres. The tan leather interior is original, and the carpets are new. The car comes with a toolkit and logbook.
The vendor has told us that the car has been rigorously maintained, mechanically, to ensure the highest level of performance.
The MOT was carried out recently in Holland, and the car has a " Heritage certificate " supplied by Aston Martin.