Further Information

Presenting the opportunity to have the DB5 convertible of your dreams.

This DB5 Convertible is being lovingly re-created from an original DB5 saloon by our world renowned restoration team. Restoration has now reached the stage where final specification can be chosen by the new owner, allowing Aston Workshop to build you a magnificent re-creation of one of the worlds most desirable cars to your own specification!

Among the many enhancements available, this particular Aston could be converted to left hand drive if desired. There are very few LHD DB5 Convertible models available in the world today and Aston Workshop conversions are considered by many to be the finest available.

As with all of our 'Bespoke' restorations the list of options and enhancements is very extensive, resulting in what can truly be termed a tailor-made, classic Aston Martin and one that is sure to become one of the finest DB5 Convertibles on the road.

NOTE: The price is for export and excludes tax where applicable.

The following is a brief description of the restoration process, a more detailed explanation is available on our Bespoke Website - click HERE

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Body & Paint
On all Bespoke models we would generally replace the entire panel work forward of the A-Post and from the B-post to the rear with a totally new panel structure. A rigorous attention to detail, careful shaping, filing, priming, flatting and guide coating is necessary to achieve the end results demanded of a Bespoke DB5. We use the latest computer based technology, skill and experience, together with an enormous selection of paint codes to offer the widest range of colours imaginable.

Chassis

Dealing with the chassis correctly is paramount to a successful bespoke project. The original chassis of the donor DB5 will be stripped bare and shot blasted to reveal any areas of corrosion. The corroded sections are then cut out and replaced. All internal sections are then treated with weld-through primer

Engine
At Aston Workshop we can produce engines which far surpass original reliability and performance. With the benefit of modern materials, machining techniques and oils we regularly build high performance engines to the highest specification, a perfect example of what can be achieved when starting from scratch, using modern upgraded parts and appropriate modifications. We encourage our Bespoke owners to stipulate final engine specifications after careful consultation with our industry leading experts.

Suspension

Modern, adjustable gas filled dampers, progressive rate springs and modern radial tyres have transformed the handling characteristics of modern cars. These dampers are now available to classic car owners too and are fitted as standard on all Bespoke models. We are also working towards being able to offer in-car adjustable dampers on Bespoke models. There is also the question of wheel & tyre choice. At the end of the day, this is a personal decision, and while we will recommend certain options that we know work well, the choice inevitably must be down to the owner.

Transmission

Thanks to our vast experience and some clever designs we have developed transmission enhancements that not only offer increased performance and safety but are also thankfully very discreet. On the Bespoke DB5 we can offer the following: 4 speed auto Standard 5 speed manual New Tremec T-5 manual Toyota Supra 5 speed New 6-speed ZF manual We are also developing a new multi-speed electronic gearbox as an option for our Bespoke models, availability to be announced. Axle upgrade The standard 4HA axle can be upgraded with a choice of ratios and optional Limited Slip Differential.

Brakes

When building a car such as the Bespoke DB5, it's absolutely essential that the brakes be upgraded or enhanced to the very best specification possible in order to match its all-round improvement in performance. Option 1 – A.P. Racing Option 2 – A.P. Racing +

Electrical

All Bespoke DB5 models are fitted with new wiring looms, switches, connections, relays, fuse systems etc. to ensure reliability of all electrical components. Every model will also include a high output alternator to improve reliability and capacity of the charging system. The Daytona electric window kit is fitted as standard to improve performance and reliability. The Bespoke DB5 has the following electrical upgrade options available: Electric power assisted steering Thatcham 1 alarm system Remote central locking Tracker systems Intermittent wiper/washer system A variety of ICE options with I-pod connection and Sat Nav Hazard warning light system HID headlight upgrades Electronic and heated memory seats Please contact our workshop manager to discuss model specifics.

Exhaust

The choice of exhaust system can dramatically alter the character of your tailor-made car. With this in mind, we are able to offer two different options for your Bespoke DB5. Option 1 – Original specification replacement Option 2 – Stainless Steel Optional, ceramic 'Zircotec' coating providing exceptional heat insulation.

Trim

The interior of your DB5 will be completely re-trimmed to your specification. This includes a wide range of materials in a myriad of colour combinations. Modified instrumentation is also available as are optional chrome switches and centre armrest/glovebox. Sound insulation upgrades are standard on all bespoke models allowing for longer journey lengths in greater comfort. Exterior trim includes the fitting of new glass as a matter of course, plus all chrome areas prepared and re-chromed or fully replaced where necessary.

Tropicalisation

Our 'Tropicalisation' upgrade was specifically developed to deal with the hottest and most humid climates on the planet, but is of course of benefit to any owner of a bespoke model, anywhere in the world. Your Bespoke DB5 will be upgraded to include a twin zone, front and rear air-conditioning system and total heat insulation of the cabin area using a specially designed woven insulation fabric hidden in the floor, roof and doors. We will also coat the exhaust manifolds and front pipes with a ceramic 'Zircotec' coating for ultimate heat insulation.

Fuel Injection

With the number of people able to correctly set up and maintain carburettors diminishing by the day, Aston Workshop has pioneered the fitment of Electronic Fuel Injection to the DB4, 5 and 6 cars. To this end, we have tested several cars running on this system over the past couple of years. Our technical advisors will be more than happy to discuss the various options at the time of commissioning your project.

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NOTE: Price is export and excludes tax where applicable.

Seriously interested parties should contact us soon to avoid disappointment: +44 (0)1207 233 525

 

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