1965 Aston Martin DB5

Convertible, two owners from new

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Midnight Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
Two owners from new
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Registration no. 2 NKN
Chassis no. DB5C/1906/R
Engine no. 400/1909
Estimate: £350,000 - 400,000
Footnote:
Aston Martin's post-war evolution took a giant step forward with the launch of the DB4 in 1958. Classically proportioned, the Touring-designed body established an instantly recognisable look that would stand the marque in good stead until 1970. The engine was still an all-alloy twin-overhead-camshaft 'six' but the old W O Bentley-designed 3.0-litre unit had been superseded by a new design by Tadek Marek. Proven in racing before it entered production in the DB4, the new 3,670cc engine featured 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 92x92mm and developed its maximum power of 240bhp at 5,500rpm. The David Brown gearbox was a new four-speed all-synchromesh unit.
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