This car has lived in Torbay since the late 1960's. Originally owned by Mr. P Taylor of Stoke on Trent and first known by Area 20 AMOC in 1973. Then owned by a Torquay businessman, who at the time campaigned a Mallock type race car at local Sprints and hillclimbes, thus it still has a Torbay Motor Club transfer in the windscreen.
The car was taken off the road in 1976 and over the decades the owner was pestered by various friends and associates to sell the car, but he was determined to keep it and run it again on his retirement.
Due to a change of life plan he decided to sell up his home & possessions, grow a "Robinson Crusoe beard" and sail off to the med!!
He placed the DB5 with local Aston Martin restorers for re-commissioning and the next chapter in its life began. The bodywork was stripped of paint and the suspension removed. The underside was sand blasted and any corrosion inhibited, re-blacked and waxoyled. The suspension was overhauled using parts supplied by The Aston Workshop including a "Monti Carlo handling kit", springs and up rated antiroll bar.
Brakes were overhauled with stainless pistons and silicone fluid. The engine was recovered from AML where it had sat since the late 1970's.!! Thanks go to the late Aston Martin historian Roger Stowers for tracing the engine to the AML workshop where it had reposed under a workbench for the best part of 28 years!!
The engine was overhauled, crank -10 -10. piston rings etc. The engine has covered just 5000 miles since rebuild and is healthy and responsive.
Chrome and nickling was undertaken on motor and body by "Premier plating" of High Wycombe.
Body has been etch primed, 2k primed, Dupont base coated and lacquered.
All in all, a very sympathetic overhaul has left the car in beautiful condition whilst maintaining an original feel.
This is an interesting, low mileage DB5, which presents a rare opportunity for the Aston enthusiast to acquire an un-molested car, available for viewing at our premises.
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