Immortalised by no less than agent 007, Commander James Bond the Aston Martin DB5 needs no introduction. Often referred to as the world’s most famous car, just 898 DB5 Coupes were built, now residing in collections around the globe.
The example we are delighted to offer is finished in its original colours of Goodwood Green with Tan hides. Built in 1965 the car was sold to its second long term owner by, London dealers H.R. Owen 2 years later, in 1967 and kept for 30 years. During this time it was used for special occasions only, prior to the owner becoming infirm. Purchased In 1997 by a London based gentleman, the car was maintained with Aston Martin Agents Ian Mason, before Nicholas Mee & Co acquired it in 1998.
Since being in our care and with the last owners, the car has benefitted from an extensive mechanical restoration, including a rebuild to its original engine to 4.2 litre specifications, suspension upgrades, brakes rebuilt and meticulous maintenance works, while preserving the original standards of this superb car. Never dilapidated and without need of restoration, it is a pleasure to drive and to be seated, in its gently aged cabin.
With matching numbers, original colour combination and superb driving condition, this car is a delight in every respect. Whilst satisfying the demands of collectors worldwide, in displaying the charm and character of light patination associated with a genuine classic, often lost on fully restored examples.
Presented with an extensive history file including correspondence from its long term owners, extensive invoices for works carried out, build records, AMHT certificate and previous MOTs. £725,000