This DB5 left the factory in September 1964 in its original Sierra Blue with Fawn trim and according to the manufacturers build sheet was sold through agents Brooklands to Woodward (Hampstead) Ltd, furniture manufacturers from London. Following this DVLA records show the DB5 belonging to a Mr George Martin White from Kensington in 1968 and under the same ownership in Gerrards Cross in 1970. It returned to the factory in 1971 for servicing at 57,000 miles before changing ownership again in 1975 to Leigh Road Garage, Chulmleigh, Devon, and subsequently to Mr Anthony Finney from Cheltenham in 1977. No further ownership change is recorded until it came into the hands of dealers Antea Cars, Wandsworth London and at some point following this it was exported to Japan. The DB5 remained in Japan until eventually being discovered by Desmond Smail in original condition and still sporting its factory colour and trim combination. Several months later the DB5 was repatriated to the UK and sold to its next owner with a view to a full ground up restoration. The new owner commissioned marque specialist Desmond J Smail Ltd to commence the restoration which was completed in 2014. This exacting restoration includes industry leading body and chassis fabrication by Bodylines matched to superb quality paintwork by Lone Pine, finished in Aston Martin Rothesay Red. A full engine re-build to 4.2 litre specification with Cosworth pistons along with gearbox and axle re-builds, and a full re-trim with Connolly hides and Wilton carpeting by Desmond’s ex-factory trimmer Joe Dorrill. The DB5 is now as good as if not better than the day it left the factory with a few discreet up to date additions which include air conditioning, music system with i-pod connection, electric cooling fans and sound and heat proofing.
Although the car has covered just 3,000 miles since restoration it has been lovingly maintained, serviced and MOT’d as and when necessary. It is a matching numbers car with its original engine and gearbox and comes with manufacturers build sheets, heritage certificate and fully documented restoration history.
This beautiful DB5 is in perfect condition and is ready for use.