1966 Aston Martin DB5
- Year of manufacture1966
- Car typeOther
- Lot number169
- Exterior colourOther
"To the casual observer, the 1963 DB5 is virtually indistinguishable from a late model DB4 Vantage; the DB5 is essentially a four litre version of the DB4. Initially fitted with the four-speed David Brown gearbox, the vast majority of cars received the superior five speed gearbox either as an option or later as standard fitting. So why is the DB5 so often thought of as the quintessential Aston Martin? Without doubt, this is due to a Silver Birch example featuring in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger, complete with modifications and hidden weaponry. With 007 behind the wheel of the sensational sports GT, demand outstripped supply - the factory just couldn't capitalise fast enough on the marketing success of the DB5. Even today, DB5's are highly regarded and change hands for sums significantly greater than almost anything else in the range. Its production, however, was fairly short-lived, ending in September 1965 after 1,021 had been manufactured.We, at Historics, are no stranger to Aston Martin DB5's but rarely do we stumble across quite such a spectacular offering. Being neither a barn find or a restored example this car has been owned by our vendor since 2001, having purchased the car from Ian Mason, the renowned Aston Martin specialist previously based in North Kensington, London. Ian had competed with the car for many years with some success throughout the 70's and 80's before work commitments took over and the car was laid up. Naturally time took its toll and when our vendor purchased the car as only the third owner it was in need of restoration; during the ensuing years the car was partly restored and is now offered in a condition ready to be finished, complete with all major components. We are informed that both mechanical and suspension parts are complete in varying degrees of condition with the rolling chassis and body prepared in an aluminium state to a very high standard, as seen in the photographs. The prospective buyer has a unique opportunity to complete the restoration process and return the car to the road to their exact preference and specification.Supplied with a period correct engine and gearbox, this example is offered with a history file full of the original race history detailing results and entries, together with the UK V5 certificate, photos and newspaper cuttings. The current vendor has taken photos of all the parts with an inventory compiled and we agree that this is the perfect starting point for a DB5 restoration with provenance and quality at the forefront of the project.
Loose Parts inventory - Aston Martin 2093R .21/11/19Alloy Number platesAlloy trimmed finishers x2Alloy windshield trim finishers AlternatorAnti-roll barBattery box coverBonnett prop catches x2Bonnet prop locks x2Brake master cylinder ( recond )Cables misc boxes of clips and sundry items . Coat hook clips x2CoilComplete cylinder head with vantage cam shafts ,Connecting Rods and Caps linersCrankshaft Sump AssyDamperDash grab handleDip stickDistributorDoor & Boot finishers LH & RHEngine Block AssyEngine mounts x2Engine damperElectric fuel pump .Fan blade Recond .Fan blade AssyFly wheelFootwell kick panels LH & RHFront kick panels l/h and r/hFuel tank Assy ,Fuel tank strapFuel cap brass discs x2Fuel lock leavers interior x2Glass washer bottle Assy and bracket and lid Hand brake Assy Heater blowers x2 (New)Heater matrixHorn pustIgnition switchJack (Original)Number plates (pair)Oil cooler ( new )Oil Cooler pipe (new)Oil filter housing & bracketPair of front seats and rear seat assysPair of window top alloy trim strips ( new )Piston AssysProp shaftRadio & consoleRear door lamp chromes x2Rear quarter windowRear interior fibre glass qtr panels LH & RHRear parcel shelf and speaker .Rear view mirrorSeat side chromes x4Sill finishers stainless steel x4Servo bracket n/sSpare wheel discStainless alternator (new )Starter motorSteering blanking plateSwitches x6 miscThree eared wheel spinners x4Timing cover AssyTwin Blower fan assys ( new )Under dash rollFront of Dash trimLower dash panelValve coversVarious boxed ancillary parts including a reconditioned LH servo Assy ( R/H fitted )Various gauges and switches - fibreglass gearbox tunnel - fibreglass rear inner quarter panelsWasher bottle , glassWater pumpWindow lift regulatorsWiper motor & cableWire wheel x4 185SR16 Pirrelli tyres (used)ZF 5 speed gear box Assy6 misc guages
Given the realistic estimate, if you have ever aspired to own a DB5, this really is a gift of an opportunity to create and restore the ultimate Aston Martin with half the work already done for you!"