1965 Aston Martin DB5

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Birch
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
Tickford St
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
17 May 2008

Automobilia 10:30
Aston Martin motor cars 15:30

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. Five series were built as the model gradually metamorphosed into the DB5 of 1963. The latter’s distinctive cowled headlamps had first appeared on the DB4GT and the newcomer was the same size as the Series 5 DB4. Production ran from July 1963 (chassis no. 1251) to September 1965 (chassis no. 2275). At £4,412 – including purchase tax – it was one of the most expensive cars of its day, costing the equivalent of a standard house. The DB5’s 3,995cc engine, first seen in the Lagonda Rapide, was mated to a fou