I’ve previously featured some Aston Martins on Rare Ride, but I haven’t covered the most famous car, the DB5. Designed in Italy, the DB5 quickly became a collector’s item when it starred as a James Bond vehicle. Gold finger..
Today’s collection includes all three different DB5 body styles, each of which is rarer than last time.
First some basics. The DB5 is the successor to the DB4 and is a 2 + 2 model produced between 1958 and 1963. DB4 was designed by Carrozzeria Touring. heard Before), A company that frequently collaborated with Aston Martin in the 1950s and 1960s. When the DB4 needed to be replaced, the design work was taken over by Touring again. The new DB5 has adopted and extended the principles established in DB4. The design was familiar to Aston Martin customers, but it was more modern because it implemented a more comprehensive look than the DB4.
The same wheelbase as the DB4 was used under the DB5, but with a slightly longer overall length. The DB5 uses 4.0 liters of aluminum in-line 6 cylinders, upsized from the 3.7 liters found in many DB4 examples. At the end of running DB4, some high po versions used 4.0. Depending on the year, the DB5 was good between 282 and 325 horsepower. The latter number is only available in the Vantage version with a triple Weber carburetor. With these carbs, the Vantage coupe sprinted up to 60 in 6.5 seconds. The manual transmission here was made by a 5-speed forward ZF, with an optional BorgWarner 3-speed automatic.
The DB5 has a short lifespan and was only produced between 1963 and 1965. During that time, Aston produced a total of low production of 1,059 units. The company moved to a similar-looking DB6, which had a long production period from 1965 to 1970.
Of the few DB5s, the majority were coupes. Aston also built a convertible version while running most DB5, which was also designed by Touring. The adoption rate was much lower, producing only 123 convertibles. At the end of production of the DB5, Aston adopted the Volante name for the DB5 convertible and continues to use that term.
However, the rarest DB5 was the shooting break version. Limited to the prototype of the company’s owner, David Brown, Aston has never officially produced a DB5 like the wagon. Instead, the shooting break was manufactured by British coach company Harold Radford. The custom-made shooting break was made after the interest of Aston Martin. Total number built: 11.
Today’s DB5 collection is special. The exclusive owner collected three DB5s for each body style. In particular, each is a high-power Vantage variety. Classic silver coupe, misty green shooting break, light blue volante.Is seller Shooting breaks are said to be particularly unique in that they are a unique example of Vantage. As you may be curious, Ask is $ 5.67 million.
Thanks to comment author FreedMike for pointing out today’s collection.
[Images: YouTube via seller]
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Trio, Complete Collection
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