1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage:
Left Hand Drive: EU Title
One of Only Sixty Five Vantage Specification Cars Produced
The Aston Martin DB5 is regarded by most Aston Martin experts “as the most beautiful model of the period”. The model
replaced the DB4 series in 1963 with some substantial changes, notably under the bonnet together with the introduction
of a full synchromesh 5 speed ZF manual gearbox, together with the introduction of 15” wheels and Girling disc brakes.
Standard equipment on the DB5 also included included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks,
oil cooler, and an aluminium-alloy body built to the Superleggera patent technique.
The DB5 is famous all over the world for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car! The Aston Martin
has been featured in several of the James Bond films notably Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies,
and Casino Royale and the latest Bond adventure, Skyfall.
The Vantage engine models are the high performance variants of the Aston Martin model range; the car featured an
upgraded high compression cylinder head, altered cam timing and three twin – choke, side-draft Weber carburettors,
effectively creating an individual mixing chamber for each cylinder. Output rose to 314 BHP. Known as the “GT engine”
when developed for the first prototype Vantage, it stepped confidently into the shoes of its spiritual predecessor, the
venerated DB4 GT, the only previous Aston model to feature massive Weber carburetion.
Completely & expertly restored in Germany 11 years ago for the previous owner (at a cost of €150,000, we believe
the motorcar has travelled less than 9,000 miles since. On our acquisition Hexagon Classics have just completed a full
mechanical preparation & service by an official Aston Martin “Heritage” service centre. The motor car has also been
completely re – trimmed in the correct & very difficult to obtain “Vaumol” VM8500 Connolly hide as per the original
factory specification & exactly as supplied new.
Accompanying the car is its historical documentation, to include:
Original Green Title Documents(2)
Copy of Production Schedule
Original Drivers Instruction Book
Original Workshop Manual
Original Parts Manual
BMIHT Production Certificate
Engineers / Valuation Report
Comprehensive Restoration Schedule
Our Left Hand Drive DB5 Vantage is presented in superb order throughout with benefits of a complete post sales
mechanical preparation by an Official Aston Martin Heritage Service Centre and complete interior re trim.