- Price – Sold
- Year – 1964
- Chassis No – DB5/1605/R
- Engine No – 400/1522
- Gearbox – ZF 5 speed manual
- Exterior – Sierra Blue
- Interior – Beige
- Steering – RHD
- Mileage – 99,803
- Owners – n/r
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Thanks to James Bond’s use of a very special DB5 in ‘Goldfinger’, Aston Martin and the DB5 became a household name. The car is one of the world’s truly great automotive marques. Considered to be one of the most beautiful – and coolest – cars ever designed. The DB5 has become a truly modern legend.
This DB5 has crossed the Atlantic twice and was sold via ‘Bonhams’ auctioneers in 2013. After this it was consigned to Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell for a full, body-off restoration. Having covered just shy of 100,000 miles, this Aston required an extensive restoration programme. However, the fantastic results speak for themselves.
Before its return to the UK in 2013, other than knowing a previous owner purchased it in 2007 and then consigned it to dry storage in Arizona, USA, soon after, not much is known of this DB5’s history since it left the factory in 1964. However, we are continuing the search with the help of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust.
The restoration process saw the car return to its as-built specification of Sierra Blue with a Beige interior. The engine was uprated to 4.2 litres running a limited-slip differential via the ZF 5-speed manual gearbox. As part of the restoration, the rear suspension’s lever arm dampers were replaced with adjustable shock absorbers running inside the springs, and the steering has been uprated to EZ electric power steering, very welcome for manoeuvring and low driving speeds.
For security, the car has a central locking system with an immobiliser fitted and a tracker installed – with the tracker subscription running until December 2023. Lastly, a modern audio system has been sympathetically installed behind the original speaker grill.
As befits a car having undergone restoration at the famous Aston Martin Works, so it comes with a full breakdown of the works undertaken over the nearly three years it took. A book detailing the process thoroughly documents all details of the restoration. The book contains scores of beautiful photographs from start to finish – and in itself is a work of art.
Since the completion of this DB5’s restoration in 2015, the car has done just over 1,000 miles, all in dry weather. It has seen professional storage during this time and all servicing works undertaken by marque specialists Chicane. The car has just had a complete and professional detailing programme undertaken by specialists ‘Auto Curators’ in Hampshire, including a ceramic coating of the lustrous paintwork.
A stunning example:
This is a most beautiful DB5, restored in every way possible by Aston Martin Lagonda itself and incorporating the sort of 21st-century upgrades designed to bring the most out of this iconic car. With a recent service just completed, this fabulous Aston Martin – and guaranteed investment – is raring to be unleashed on the open roads once more.
Importantly, we have now sold this DB5 with a full pre-sale inspection by Chicane and 12 months MOT.