Lot 169 - 1966 Aston Martin DB5

Lot 169 - 1966 Aston Martin DB5

Lot 169 - 1966 Aston Martin DB5

Lot Number 169
Registration GOJ 3D
Chassis Number 2093R
Engine Number 4003829S
Estimate £355,000 - £395,000
  • Period Race History
  • Stunning restoration project
  • Ex Ian Mason

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 .
Alloy Number plates
Alloy trimmed finishers x2
Alloy windshield trim finishers  
Anti-roll bar
Battery box cover
Bonnett prop catches x2
Bonnet prop locks x2
Brake master cylinder ( recond )
Cables misc boxes of clips and sundry items . 
Coat hook clips x2
Complete cylinder head with vantage cam shafts ,
Connecting Rods and Caps liners
Crankshaft Sump Assy
Dash grab handle
Dip stick
Door & Boot finishers LH & RH
Engine Block Assy
Engine mounts x2
Engine damper
Electric fuel pump .
Fan blade Recond .
Fan blade Assy
Fly wheel
Footwell kick panels LH & RH
Front kick panels l/h and r/h
Fuel tank Assy ,
Fuel tank strap
Fuel cap brass discs x2
Fuel lock leavers interior x2
Glass washer bottle Assy and bracket and lid  
Hand brake Assy  
Heater blowers x2 (New)
Heater matrix
Horn pust
Ignition switch
Jack (Original)
Number plates (pair)
Oil cooler ( new )
Oil Cooler pipe (new)
Oil filter housing & bracket
Pair of front seats and rear seat assys
Pair of window top alloy trim strips ( new )
Piston Assys
Prop shaft
Radio & console
Rear door lamp chromes x2
Rear quarter window
Rear interior fibre glass qtr panels LH & RH
Rear parcel shelf and speaker .
Rear view mirror
Seat side chromes x4
Sill finishers stainless steel x4
Servo bracket n/s
Spare wheel disc
Stainless alternator (new )
Starter motor
Steering blanking plate
Switches x6 misc
Three eared wheel spinners x4
Timing cover Assy
Twin Blower fan assys ( new )
Under dash roll
Front of Dash trim
Lower dash panel
Valve covers
Various boxed ancillary parts including a reconditioned LH servo Assy ( R/H fitted )
Various gauges and switches - fibreglass gearbox tunnel - fibreglass rear inner quarter panels
Washer bottle , glass
Water pump
Window lift regulators
Wiper motor & cable
Wire wheel x4 185SR16 Pirrelli tyres (used)
ZF 5 speed gear box Assy
6 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!

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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