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Lot 71

2013   |   Amelia Island Auction 2013

1965 Aston Martin DB5

Coachwork by Touring

SOLD $363,000

Estimate

$350,000 - $425,000

Chassis

DB5/2098/R

Engine

400/2204

Car Highlights

One of Just 886 DB5 Coupes Produced
Elegant Sierra Blue Metallic with Dark Blue Leather Interior
Imported from the UK Circa 1980
An Attractive Example of the Most Famous Aston Model

Technical Specs

3,995 CC DOHC Alloy Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Three SU HD8 Side-Draft Carburetors
282 BHP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed ZF Manual Gearbox, Fully Synchronized
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Girling Disc Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Trailing Links, Watts Linkage, and Coil Springs
Register to Bid

This elegant right-hand-drive DB5 is finished in a dashing Sierra Blue metallic with dark blue leather interior and matching Wilton wool carpeting, all believed to be the original color scheme and providing a handsome contrast to its chromed 72-spoke wire wheels. It is equipped with electric window lifts and seats with adjustable backrests, but without the factory-optional air-conditioning and radio.

This example’s early ownership history is unknown. The car has been repainted once, about 10 years ago, and the front seating surfaces and carpeting are also believed to have been replaced. The car’s recorded mileage read 66,447 at the time of cataloguing, which may be original but cannot be documented. All dashboard instruments are in working order; the speedometer registers in mph, while both the water temperature and oil temperature gauges are measured in Celsius.

Chassis 2098/R is believed to have been brought to the US around 1980 and apparently found its way to the Northwest. The consignor reports that numerous stickers in the luggage compartment indicate this car’s prior participation in the Oregon Columbia Gorge Classic vintage rallies of 2001, 2002, and 2003, and appearances in the All-British Field Meets in Portland, Oregon, in 2001 and 2003. Since acquiring the DB5, the consignor has garaged the car at his home in Carmel, California, and proudly displayed it at the 2008 Carmel Concours on the Avenue during Monterey Car Week. The consignor has entrusted regular maintenance to Randy and Ricky Reed of Antique Auto Restorations in nearby Seaside, California, where they have duly serviced the vehicle for the duration of his ownership. Included with this handsome DB5 are a spare wire wheel and tire, correct lead/leather knock-off hammer, and all maintenance records accrued during the consignor’s time of ownership. A true classic, this Aston Martin would be a fine addition to any serious collector’s stable.