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1964 Aston Martin DB5   £POA

 

 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 in standard form or 310 bhp in Vantage.
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 DB5 saloon was originally registered in February 1964 to its first owner in London. Its second owner, from Wales, acquired the car in 1978 and kept it until it was discovered by the third and current owner in 2001. A year later he started a long, painstaking and complete ground up restoration, carried out by and with the guidance of, Desmond J Smail Ltd.
The result is the beautiful car you see today, completed in 2011 it has remained in conditioned storage since and is offered in perfect condition.