1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Just One of Only 123 Cars Produced
Body-Off Restoration Being Completed by Aston Martin Works
Aston Martin Assured Provenance
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.
Our car, chassis DB5C/1505/R, was believed to have been once owned by RAC President HRH Prince Michael of Kent and build records suggest the car was upgraded to Vantage specification very early in its life.
Currently completing a body-off restoration at Aston Martin Works due for completion in spring 2021, an Aston Martin Assured Provenance (Certificate of Authenticity) of the highest level will be issued. A rare piece of motoring history!