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1965 Aston Martin DB5    £750,000


This beautiful Aston Martin DB5 was supplied from the factory in December1964 to Plough Motors (Cheltenham) and was subsequently registered in April 1965 to Mr Patrick Robbins of Lewes in Sussex. It found its second owner in October 1979, Mr Holloway FRICS, a chartered surveyor and senior partner in a leading London property firm. Mr Holloway was an Aston Martin enthusiast having owned several cars and maintained each to a high standard as the history file shows. He sold the car in 1983 when it came in to the hands of a Joe Brown, owner of sound production company 'Tasco'. Tasco provided sound equipment to many leading rock bands of the 70's and 80's for their live performances. Tasco sold the car in 1985 to Mr Forrester another Aston enthusiast who also maintained the car to a very high standard. Mr Forrester kept the car for nearly 30 years during which time it had the benefit of a full body restoration, re-paint and engine works, notably, full chassis and body restoration including bare metal re-spray in 1990, engine re-build in 1999 and re-paint and re-trim in 2013. The car has continued to be maintained meticulously and a very comprehensive history file includes documents from many renowned Aston Martin specialists. The numerous invoices and MOT certificates confirm the cars genuine mileage.

The DB5 was essentially the continuation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power and brakes making it a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963 only 1,021 cars were built until October 1965 when production was given over to the DB6.

The DB5 remains the most iconic sports car of all time!

Aston Martin 1965 DB5 £750,000