1965 (March) Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Original 5 Speed Transmission: Correct Matching Numbers
Just One of Only Eighty-Five Right Hand Drive Cars Produced
100-point Body Off Restoration in 2013
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 5 forward gears, 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.
Supplied to F.F Shirts (London) Ltd on the 12th March 1965. The car has had only 6 former keepers since new which is confirmed and documented in the large and detailed chassis file.
The last keeper whom acquired the Aston Martin in 2010 commissioned a 100-point body of restoration which was completed in 2013. Since that date, the DB5 has covered less than 6,000 miles.
Accompanying the motor car:
Factory Build Specification Sheet
Original Newport Pagnell Service Works
Original Green (Buff) Registration Log Book and Copy V5’s
Original Lake & Elliot Car Jack
Complete Tool Kit
Detailed Maintenance Service Records from 1985
Historical MOT’s from 1985
Historical Road Tax Disc’s from 1985
Complete and Fully Documented Pictorial Record of Restoration
Today, after extensive detailed works, we are proud to present probably one the finest correct matching numbers and highly documented DB5 Convertibles available for sale.
A unique and rare opportunity to acquire this magnificent rare and highly desirable DB5 Convertible which is available for immediate inspection at Sports Classics central London showrooms.