This DB5 left the Newport Pagnell factory in May 1965 in its original colour scheme of Sierra Blue with Black Connolly, which it still retains today, along with factory extras of chrome roadwheels and heated rear screen. Supplied new by Eton Motors its first owner was a Mr B. R. Spooner of Hoar, Sanderson & Spooner Ltd, estate agents from Surrey. It is unclear how long Mr Spooner kept the car but the Aston Martin factory build sheet shows a subsequent owner as a Mr C. Jennings, although no date is recorded. The history file records that some time in the 70’s the DB5 was acquired by a Mr A.G. Sykes of Andover, Hants. Throughout his long-term ownership of his Aston Martin, it seems Mr Sykes enjoyed doing his own maintenance as there are many parts invoices from Aston Service Dorset included in the file along with a pictorial record which includes an engine re-build and a re-spray in its original Sierra Blue. However, by 2006 Mr Sykes had parted company with his DB5 and it was purchased by a Mr Wade, an enthusiastic collector who although resided in Hong Kong at the time, kept the car in the UK virtually unused until it was acquired by the current keeper in 2020. Although the Aston had been well cared for and maintained for many years and subsequently stored, it was still in need of some remedial work. During the current keeper’s tenure, the DB5 has undergone a major mechanical overhaul which included much chassis work, suspension re-build with handling kit, brakes re-builds, engine overhaul, new clutch and many more items, all carried out by marque specialists including Trinity Engineering and RS Williams. It has also had the benefit of a complete re-trim in its original black leather and carpets. The current mileage of 35,000 is thought to be genuine due to the car's history.
This Aston Martin DB5 presents beautifully and comes with a comprehensive history file which includes many invoices and correspondence along with a photographic record and even an original DB5 handbook!