The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power, with the new 4.0 litre version of the Tadek Marek 6 cyl engine developing 280 bhp.
A new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements made this a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963, only 898 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. The DB5 remains one of the most Iconic sports cars of all time!
This particular DB5 was delivered new to Mr H M Carlaw Esq. of Glasgow on the 27/05/1964 with the registration G25. Non standard equipment included a limited Slip differential, chrome road wheels, heated rear window as well as Brixtax lap & diagonal safety belts.
This DB5 is first recoreded in the Aston Martin Owners club register in 1988 belonging to Mr Hannah, with registration number XWE9. Following this it is recorded to pass from a Mr Williamson.
The car subsequently was sold through H & H classic auctions in 1996 to Mr. W D Cope of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Mr. Cope fastidiously maintained this Aston Martin with all major service being completed either by Aston Engineering of Derby or Aston Works service. Under Mr, Cope stewardship this DB5 was used in the 2005 Royal Windsor St George’s day festival of Aston Martin infront of the qwen herself.
In 2014 the car was sold to the present owner through Aston Engineering. The new owner wanted a car that he could use every day and so went through the car in order to make it very reliable. Around £35,000 was spent on the car, this included a full re-trim as well as a Harvey Bailey Handling kit to improve the handling of the car with all invoice on file.
The car benefits from invoices dating back to the late 1980’s
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This Aston martin presents beautifully benefitting from recent expenditure of over £25,000 at Aston Engineering, renowened for their specialist skills in the Aston Martin marque.
The interior and dash board presents beautifully with all all clock working as they should, this Aston Martin also benefits from the beneficial upgrade of power steering to make the long drive much more pleasant.
The interior is presented in its original colour and can not be faulted in our opinion.
One of only 600 T6 cabriolets built in 1961 for the '62 model year. The last owner is a well-known Californian Porsche enthusiast with a large collection, including many 4-cam models, and a museum of rare automobilia.