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1966 Aston Martin DB5 Project Ex Ian Mason Racecar For Sale

£450,000 As stated

Price £450,000As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Aston Martin
Model DB5
Year 1966
Country United Kingdom
Region Surrey
Status Trade
Ref C1385219
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.

Being neither a barn find or a restored example this car has been owned by the current owner 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 the car was sold to the third owner, 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. 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. This is the perfect starting point for a DB5 restoration with provenance and quality at the forefront of the project.

Aston Martin 2093R Loose Parts inventory- Alloy Number plates- Alloy trimmed finishers x2- Alloy windshield trim finishers- Alternator- Anti-roll bar- Battery box cover- Bonnet prop catches x2- Bonnet prop locks x2- Brake master cylinder (reconditioned)- Cables misc boxes of clips and sundry items- Coat hook clips x2- Coil- Complete cylinder head with vantage cam shafts - Connecting Rods and Caps liners- Crankshaft - Sump Assy- Damper- Dash grab handle- Dip stick- Distributor- Door & Boot finishers LH & RH- Engine Block Assy- Engine mounts x2- Engine damper- Electric fuel pump- Fan blade Reconditioned- Fan blade Assy- Fly wheel- Footwell kick panels LH & RH- Front kick panels l/ h and r/ h- Fuel tank Assembly- Fuel tank strap- Fuel cap- Brass discs x2- Fuel lock leavers interior x2- Glass washer bottle assembly and bracket and lid- Hand brake Assembly- Heater blowers x2- Heater matrix(new)- Horn push- 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 assembly- Pair of window top alloy trim strips (new)- Piston Assembly- Prop shaft- Radio & console- Rear door lamp chromes x2- Rear quarter window- Rear interior fibre glass quarter 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- 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 reconditioned LH servo assembley (R/ H fitted)- Various gauges and switches - Fiberglass gearbox tunnel- Fiberglass rear inner quarter panels- Water pump- Window lift regulators- Wiper motor & cableWire- wheel x4 185SR16 Pirrelli tyres (used)- ZF 5 speed gear box Assy- 6 misc gauges

£450, 000
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