Monday, March 1, 2021

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

The most well-known DB5 is the one owned by super-spy Bond, James Bond. But James Bond’s DB5 was just a standard, ordinary saloon model, one of nearly a thousand.

For true collector rarity one must have the higher-performance DB5 Vantage convertible, with just seven made.
The high-performance, Vantage-specification DB5 didn't make its first appearance until September 1964.

The prototype, DP217, bore the chassis no. DB5/1451/R and came fitted with triple Weber twin-choke, side-draft carburetors along with the five-speed gearbox. The DB5 Vantage's power output was 325 bhp at 5,750 rpm, some 40 bhp more than the standard engine.
The DB5’s reflexes were sharpened in Vantage tune, with 0–60 times dropping to just 6.5 seconds.

Chassis DB5C/1924/R is an authentic, factory Vantage convertible.
This DB5C received a comprehensive restoration to concours standards in 2005. The restoration included a professional conversion to left-hand drive. All restorative work was fully documented, and invoices for over $200k are included.

This DB5C is a multiple Class Award winner. It carried an estimate of $1.4m - $1.6m.
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