Lot 213 - 1964 Aston Martin DB5
|Odometer reading||53,968 miles|
|Estimate||£525,000 - £575,000|
- Matching numbers
- Fitted with power steering
- Only three previous keepers
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 special 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.
This superb Aston Martin DB5 is finished in Silver Birch with black leather interior. Having had only three former keepers, this example has been well cared for by the highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic vendor. Some sympathetic upgrades have been added to enhance the car, this includes the fitment of power steering, satellite navigation and bluetooth, 6J chrome wire wheels with 205/70VR15 tyres. Originally registered on 6th February 1964, this DB5 is a matching numbers example and presents in very good order throughout. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with a good history folder the DB5 is still, quite rightly, considered one of the most stunning designs ever penned. This quintessentially British sportscar is a highly useable example.
*Interested parties please note that this Aston has spent the last few years of its life exhibiting in James Bond functions and exhibitions. The last exhibition attended was with George Lazenby who signed the glove box. *
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