1964 Aston Martin DB5 Automatic For Sale
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|Works demonstrator automatic, featured in AML brochures - matching numbers in original Silver Birch with Red interior. One lady owner for the past 28 years, meticulously maintained by us since 1995.|
To many observers the Aston Martin DB5 is the epitome of-the company’s models during the David Brown era, boasting both beauty and refined high performance. It is also perhaps the best known Aston Martin in the world, having starred in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball, complete with machine guns and other gadgetry. In evolution terms the DB5 is a Series V DB4 but with a 4.0 rather than 3.7 litre engine, its coachwork embodying detail changes; it thus featured similar stunning styling from Touring of Milan, incorporating DB4 GT-style faired-in headlamps, with aluminium panels attached to a lightweight steel frame using Touring’s Superleggera method of construction. Underneath the platform chassis used independent coil spring wishbone front suspension with a live rear axle located by Watt linkage and parallel trailing arms. Disc brakes were fitted all round, but the Girling items of the DB4 GT rather than the DB4’s |op discs.
The Tadek Marek designed twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine was enlarged to 3,995cc from the DB4’s 3,670cc, power rising to 282bhp at 5,500rpm in standard trim; a 314bhp Vantage option, using triple Weber rather than SU carburettors, higher compression ratio and a different camshaft profile, was a rare and desirable option. Initially, the all-alloy engine was mated to a four-speed David Brown gearbox with overdrive but later models featured a five-speed ZF unit; automatic transmission was also offered for the first time.
Other changes over the DB4 included an alternator, four exhaust silencers rather than two, electric windows and variable intensity brake lights.
Following its launch in July 1963 in saloon and convertible forms the DB5 received much praise, not least for its performance. A maximum of 148mph in standard trim, allied to 0-60 and 0-100mph in 7.1 and 16.9 seconds respectively, made the DB5 one of the fastest cars available and a match for the very best from Europe. Its production, however, was fairly short-lived, ending in September 1965 after 1,021 had been made; of these only 123 were Convertibles while just 65 had the Vantage engine.
Aston Martin DB5 1315R was delivered in original UK Right Hand Drive specification, finished in Silver Birch with the interior trimmed sumptuously in red Connelly leather.
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Finished in Aston Martin Vanden Plas Blue with Magnolia Hide Interior, Blue Carpets and a Blue Hood.
Fitted with adjustable power steering and discreet air conditioning making this car very usable and comfortable.
Maintained on a no expense spared basis.
Drives superbly and is absolutely stunning.
We are delighted to bring to market this ultimate specification Aston Martin DB5 being well-known to ourselves.
During the extensive works package the matching numbers engine was rebuilt to 4.7ltr spec by Aston Engineering mated to its manual transmission, power steering, sitting on 15” Borrani wire wheels and ben
Restored to perfection.
Available for sale after a 3 year ‘body off’ restoration and effectively in ‘as new’ condition, every element of this original brand Icon, having been either restored or replaced with new Aston Martin supplied parts. All performed to the highest standards, by industry leading Aston M
In 1963 Aston Martin rolled out its 5th generation of David Brown cars named after the company’s owner and post war saviour, the Aston Martin DB5. The cowled headlamps of the DB5 gave this car a distinctly similar impression of the DB4GT; indeed, the DB5 was in many ways a continuation of the previous generation car.
Chasiss # DB5/1401/R
Engine # 400/1365
In the first two years of the cars history the car clocked up 21,000 miles and was a regular visitor to the factory. History on the car picks up again in the early eighties, where the car was restored and the engine rebuilt. With an ownership spanning nearly
Subject to a full body off restoration by ourselves over 3 years with a no expense spared approach. Engine to 4.2 litre specification with steel conrods etc. Finished in its original Dubbonet metallic and fawn vaumol hides by Connolly.
A full photographic record accompanies the car and ready for immediate delivery.
THE ASTON MARTIN DB5
Racing has played a major part in the development of all Aston Martin engines since Frank Halford designed the original 1.5-litre unit for Bamford & Martin. The 3,995cc 6-cylinder light alloy engine fitted to the DB5 is in all major respects the same as that which powered the 4-litre prototype w
Stunning DB5 in original Silver Birch (as per the build-sheet, 1 of only 124 or so DB5’s to be ‘true’ Silver Birch cars) and red hide with full bare metal re-spray and re-trim carried out in 2003.
4.2ltr engine upgrade approximately 9,500 miles ago
Numerous RS Williams invoices showing all the work carried
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Icons: The Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Ferraris 250 Series, Porsches 911, Lamborghinis Miura; few cars develop a status worthy of such company. What makes an iconic motorcar? Perhaps its graceful lines and beauty, maybes its performance, luxury features or is it a status of perfection that was achi
Finished in the original colour scheme of Caribbean Pearl and dark blue hides, this car has been subject to a full body off restoration by our team of highly experienced restorers of the best Astons in the world.
It is 100% correct in the detail and finishes. Engine to 4.2 specification.
Having covered a mere 2,0