Iconic DB5 Arguably the Best 007 Car Ever

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Often billed as the “most famous car in the world”, James Bond’s gadget-laden Silver Birch DB5 in Goldfinger became many a schoolboy’s dream. 

Regarded by many as the most beautiful Aston Martin produced, DB5 shares many similar traits to DB4. However, DB5’s most substantial change occurred under the bonnet. The engine capacity was enlarged to 4 litres by increasing the bore to 96mm. The car had three SU carburettors, as fitted to the outgoing DB4 Vantage, and also shared the latter’s flared in headlamps. Significant too was the introduction of a full synchromesh ZF 5-speed gearbox.

Compared to DB4, chassis changes included the adoption of the Girling disc brakes that had only been used on DB4GT, along with 15” wheels. Many other improvements were incorporated including electric windows and twin hydraulic brake servos. 

Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, an oil cooler, a magnesium-alloy body built to Superleggera patent technique, full leather trim in the cabin and even a fire extinguisher. All models have two doors and are of a 2+2 configuration. The boot lids differed slightly between the DB4 mark 5 and the DB5.

This particular DB5 left the factory in April 1964 in Sierra Blue with Grey Leather trim extras included were Limited Slip Differential, Two Marchal Fog Lights, Heated Rear Screen, Two Britax Safety Belts, Three Ear Hub Caps, Motorola Radio, Power Operated Aerial and Increased Thickness of Drivers Seat Cushion Padding by One Inch.

Over the years this car has had several colour changes by its previous owners and is currently finished in Pacific Blue exterior with Grey leather interior, showing 15,778 miles on the clock this DB5 is in great condition and is ready to be driven and enjoyed by a new custodian. The car comes with an extensive history file documenting several chapters of its life including the original build sheet, photos and receipts from starting its life here in the UK then spreading its wings to North America, Japan then back home to the UK.

Available upgrades while eminently usable in her present state, this car can be readily modified and upgraded as may be desired. Changes from RHD to LHD, engine and suspension upgrades are all possible and cost-effective. A full-colour change can be made if the new owner desires. We will be glad to quote an all-inclusive price for purchase and upgrade as may be requested by the prospective purchaser.

 If you're interested please give us a call on +44 (0) 7827 353195 or email us at sales@aston.co.uk.

About Aston Workshop:
Aston Workshop is an independent Aston Martin specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37-acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions. We offer a wide variety of contemporary Aston Martins for sale in our showroom including special editions, low mileage examples and high-performance models. Typically we have around 80 cars on-site at any given time.  Additionally, we have an unrivalled selection of valuable heritage models which are rare and often rebuilt to bespoke specifications with discrete modern enhancements. Typically stocking fully restored examples, older restorations, drivers, 100% electric zero-emission EV conversions and even barn finds, our showroom is an unrivalled experience for the Aston Martin Enthusiast. We also build cars such as our DB4 GT Zagato recreations and our V8 Evolution 6.0.
Our sales showroom is supported by over 40 vastly experienced workshop staff working with a wide range of comprehensive in-house facilities including all aspects of Aston Martin diagnosis, repair, servicing and restoration to Concours standards. Each member of our team works hard to ensure that we stay at the forefront of Aston engineering technology, Aston parts supply and full restorations including fixed-price services where applicable.
Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on Aston Martins
  • Our own Aston Workshop Warranty
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years

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