Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon @ Bonhams The Bond Street Sale

Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon @ Bonhams The Bond Street Sale

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Registration no. GBD 126B
Chassis no. DB5/1756/R
Engine no. 400/1747

• Delivered new in the UK
• Matching engine and chassis numbers
• Long-term private ownership in South Africa
• Present UK ownership since 2007
• Restored while in the vendor's care

Arguably the best known of all Aston Martins, thanks to starring roles in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball, the DB5 was an evolutionary development of the DB4 that had represented such a giant step forward for the company on its arrival in 1958. Classically proportioned, the DB4's Touring-designed body established an instantly recognisable look that would stand the marque in good stead until 1970. The engine was still an all-alloy twin-overhead-camshaft six, but the old W O Bentley-era 3.0-litre unit had been superseded by a new design by Tadek Marek. Proven in racing before it entered production in the DB4, the new 3,670cc engine featured 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 92mm and developed its maximum output of 240bhp at 5,500rpm. The David Brown gearbox was a new four-speed all-synchromesh unit.elopment, Rodin Cars intends to offer the RC.TEN as a crate motor for motorsport applications.

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