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Aston Martin 1964 DB5

Make|Aston Martin
Model|DB5
Year|1964
Exterior Colour|Rothesay Red
Trim Colour|Black Leather
Carpet Colour|Black
mls/kms|mls
Date Registered|27/08/1964
Transmission|Manual
Hand of Drive|RHD
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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. rnA new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements over the DB4 made this a superb sports car at the time. rnIntroduced 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.
This DB5 left the factory in September 1964 in its original Sierra Blue with Fawn trim and according to the manufacturers build sheet was first registered to Woodward (Hampstead) Ltd, furniture manufacturers. Subsequent history is unclear but Aston Martin Factory records show it did return for servicing in March 1971. At some point following this, the car was exported to Japan where it remained until being discovered by Desmond still in its original colour and trim combination. Several months later in 2005 the DB5 was repatriated to the UK and a full ground up restoration was commenced by Desmond J Smail Ltd on behalf of its current owner. Due to other commitments the project was paused for a time before finally completing in 2012 and the car has had very little use since. The car is in perfect condition and ready for use.
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