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ASTON MARTIN DB5 (1965) POA
- Location: Great London, United Kingdom
The Superleggera (super light) aluminium body was hand built by Aston Martin in their factory in Newport Pagnell and was fitted onto an accomplished steel chassis. The power unit is a straight six 4.0 litre engine producing 282 bhp and mated to a Five Speed ZF Gearbox. With a deep sound from its twin pipes and a low sporting stance, it was good for 145mph and was the grand tourer to have in the Sixties.
In 2010 a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 changed hands for a staggering £3 million. It was one of the original movie cars from ‘Goldfinger’. http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/james-bond-aston-martin-db5-sold-2010-10-28 - and cars such as the one we are selling are now fetching anything from £300,000 to £500,000.
This car: Chassis No: DB5 1930R is a matching numbers car and was first registered in England in early 1965. It is just being re-commissioned after being laid up in a garage in the West Country since 1976 and although it was originally produced in light metallic Blue, it was repainted in Silver in the mid 1970's and has just been repainted again in the customary Silver Birch. The interior trim is finished in its original Blue Hide which is in very good condition, but the remainder of the interior including carpets and headlining have been replaced. The original 5 Speed ZF Gearbox works perfectly, but the Engine has just been rebuilt by Aston Martin Engine Specialists 'Headshop (UK) Ltd' in Warrington, Cheshire. The car now has new Gaz Shock Absorbers, new Cooper-Craft Brakes, a Hayward & Scott Stainless Steel Exhaust system plus new stove enamelled Wire Wheels with new Tyres and the bumpers are currently being re-chromed.
It had only covered a genuine 48,000 miles when it was put into storage and only 3 owners from new!
The car is due for completion by the end of May 2013 now due to some unforeseen delays.
More information and actual price to be advised upon arrival at our showrooms, but the asking price will be circa £375K depending on restoration costs.
(Main photo of similar car + photo's during restoration)
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine layout: Front Engined
- Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
- Engine size (Litres): 4.0
- Engine configuration: 6 cylinder
- Cylinders: 6
- Engine power (BHP): 282
- Top speed (MPH): 145
- Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
- Previous owners: 3
- Mileage: 48,000
- Year: 1965
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Saloon
- Transmission type: Manual
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Silver