1 of 65 examples made
The Aston Martin DB5 is probably the most recognisable Aston Martin models ever made, indeed one of the most significant GT cars due in no small part to its starring role in the James Bond films.
The DB5 was produced between 1963 and 1965 and incorporated a number of improvements over the DB4, notably an increase in capacity to 4 litres for the all-aluminium double overhead camshaft engine and in all but the earliest DB5s made, the fitment of a ZF 5 speed gearbox.
The DB5 Vantage represented the ultimate iteration of the DB5 range, featuring triple Weber Carburettors and revised camshafts to produce 320 BHP and a genuine 145 mph performance. Only 65 examples of the DB5 Vantage were made out of a total DB5 production of 1059.
This car - DB5/2261/R
This 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage was first owned by 60’s pop star Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, paid for with the revenue from their classic hit single ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’. It has recently been fully restored by the current owner to an extremely high standard by acknowledged marque specialists. The reality is that the level of finish of today’s restoration work far exceeds the standards that were attainable in period, although the brief before the work commenced was to preserve the integrity of this special car.
The car is finished in its original colour of Californian Sage Green and is exactly as it left the factory apart from the fact the car has had its period Motorola stereo system converted to digital, including a DAB radio, while keeping its original 1960s appearance. Additionally this DB5 sports bespoke Turrino wire wheels, which are very slightly wider than standard and improve the car’s handling.
This DB5 Vantage is part of a special collection and is probably one of the best driving examples in existence which doubtless helped by the fact the car is gently exercised on a regular basis.
A superb example of Aston Martin’s most iconic model.