Original Factory Demonstrator: Believed to be the 1963 Earls Court, Motor Show Car
Just one of only eighty-five Right Hand Drive cars produced. Aston Martin Works Service 100-point Body Off Restoration.
Could this be the finest restored DB5 of all time?
The Aston Martin DB5 is regarded by most Aston Martin experts “as their most beautiful model ever built” This car replaced the DB4 series in 1963 with substantial changes, notably under the bonnet. The 6-cylinder engine’s capacity was enlarged to 4 litres, propelling the motorcar to 145 mph (233 km/h). Significant too, was the introduction of a fully synchromeshed manual gearbox with electric overdrive & latterly the ZF unit boasted 4 forward gears with overdrive, together with 15” Chromium Wire Wheels and Girling disc brakes. Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks, oil cooler, magnesium-alloy body built to the Superleggera patent technique and complemented with full hide interior.
The DB5 is famous all over the world for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car! The Aston Martin has been featured in several of the James Bond films notably Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and the last Bond adventure, Spectre.
Our truly magnificent DB5 Convertible was manufactured in October 1963 at Newport Pagnell where it was commissioned to be built in Caribbean Pearl with Dark Blue Hide as it is presented today. Supplied to Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd sales dept as their sales & marketing demonstrator. We also understand that this DB5 Convertible was the actual 1963 Earls Court, London Motor Show Car. On acquisition, the current owner returned the car to Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell (the cars original manufacturing facility) and commissioned them to complete a 100 point no expense spared, body off restoration.
So today, after extensive detailed works, we are proud to present probably the finest fully restored DB5 Convertible of all time. A unique and rare opportunity to acquire this magnificent rare and highly desirable DB5 Convertible which has been magnificently restored by Aston Martin Works Service. Available for immediate inspection at Sports Classics central London showrooms