Aston Martin DB5 sold for £611,280 at Historics London Classic Car Show auction

Aston Martin DB5 sold for £611,280 at Historics London Classic Car Show auction

Registration    UK registered
Chassis Number    DB5/1529/R
Engine Number    400/1527
Odometer reading    10,920 miles

Restored between 2017-2019
A matching numbers example

At its unveiling the Aston Martin DB5 instantly became one of the most desirable and sought-after grand tourers ever created. Described by Autocar as ‘a car that defies definition’, the DB5 was all things to all men, as adept at storming the newly opened M1 motorway as it was burbling along quiet London mews—providing you could afford the hefty £4,248 price. The DB5 became an icon after being thrust into the limelight, while starring alongside Sean Connery in the 1965 James Bond spy thriller Goldfinger. Immortalised in celluloid, the Silver Birch dream machine became an overnight sensation that would alter forever, public perception not only of the model, but of the Newport Pagnell company as a whole. With a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph, the DB5 was the perfect tool for crossing continents in comfort, outpacing many period rivals including the fuel-injected Maserati 3500 GTI. The British machine also rivalled its European competition in terms of luxury, with a cabin trimmed in leather, reclining seats, and wool carpets cossetting its fortunate occupants. Standard equipment was also impressive, and included an alternator, chrome wire wheels, an oil cooler, power-operated windows, and twin fuel tanks. Fast, comfortable, and reassuringly expensive, the Aston Martin DB5 was one of the leading grand tourers of the 1960s—a reputation that it more than lives up to today, evolving into the marque's most timeless classic, appealing to dedicated enthusiasts and casual observers alike.


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