1965 Aston Martin DB5

Vantage Shooting Brake by Harold Radford

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Goodwood Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 345
In current ownership since 1972
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Shooting Brake
Coachwork by Harold Radford
Registration no. KUK 500D
Chassis no. DB5/2047/R
Engine no. 400/2918V
Estimate: £250,000 - 300,000
Footnote:
The car offered here is one of only 12 DB5 sports saloons converted into shooting brakes by coachbuilder Harold Radford and thus an example of the rarest of all DB5 variants. Eight were right-hand drive and four left-hand drive, and all 12 survive.
In 1965 a new Aston Martin DB5 cost £4,412 (plus an extra £190 if the optional Vantage engine was ordered) to which the shooting brake conversion added a further £2,000-plus. Thus this car's total delivered cost was approximately £7,000 at a time when the average price of a house in the UK was £3,600!
Chassis number '2047/R' was manufactured durin