1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660

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Lot 340
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. KPP 4C Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660

Sold for £ 287,500 (US$ 355,370) inc. premium
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. KPP 4C
Chassis no. DB5/1676/R
Engine no. 400/1660

Footnotes

  • 'Like all classic GT cars, it combines enormous speed with comfort and the more you put into your driving, the more the car returns for your entertainment. And the DB5 really is entertaining to anyone who can exploit its outstanding performance, handling and brakes. It will also carry four people (just) and a fair amount of luggage so the merits of family transport (if need be) have not been entirely sacrificed to speed and elegant looks.' – Motor.
    Introduced in July 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 represented a further evolution of the preceding DB4 series rather than the beginning of an entirely new model line. The major change was the adoption of a 4.0-litre version of the (previously) 3.7-litre six-cylinder engine, this enlarged unit having been seen first in the Lagonda Rapide of 1961. Equipped with three SU carburettors the '400' engine produced 282bhp at 5,500rpm and was mated to a four-speed/overdrive gearbox, a 'proper' ZF five-speed unit being standardised later. Outwardly there was little to distinguish the DB5 from the final Series 5 DB4 apart from twin fuel filler caps, though these had already appeared on some cars. Beneath the skin however, there were numerous improvements including alternator electrics, Girling disc brakes instead of Dunlops, Sundym glass, electric windows and an oil pressure gauge as standard equipment. In total, 1,021 examples were built between 1963 and 1965.
    This unique DB5 was used by Ogle Design Ltd to show the factory their thoughts on how the interior of the forthcoming DB6 might look. Industrial design firm and one-time motor manufacturer Ogle Design has been responsible for a number of striking and innovative 'concept' cars over the years, one of its most stylish being the Aston Martin Ogle, which was based on the DBS V8 saloon.
    Ogle's suggestions for the DB6 interior included a completely new layout for the dashboard and glove compartment, a new centre console, central opening armrest (hinged at the rear) and a chromium-plated ashtray. The seating design was simpler, complete with a large 'V' pattern, which was adopted on the DB6, and there were redesigned interior door panels, complete with a new door release handle. The trim panels to the rear parcel shelf also differed from those of the standard DB5.
    '1676' had remained in store in Northern Europe for the best part of 20 years prior to returning to the United Kingdom for a 'body off' restoration, which was carried out during 2005-2006 by Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance-winning restorers Spray Tec Restorations and Bodylines Specialist Panel Beaters. The car is now finished in Silver Birch metallic with black hide interior trim and correct headlining, while the engine has been rebuilt by R S Williams Ltd to 4.2 litres capacity and Vantage specification. In addition, the car benefits from having RSW's ride and handling package fitted together with new Borrani wheels and 3-eared spinners. Other subtle enhancements include the installation of air conditioning and a new, albeit period looking, Becker Mexico radio/navigation system, which also incorporates Bluetooth Telephone Preparation.
    We are advised that '1676' recently made an appearance at the AMOC's Waddesdon Manor Concours and came second in class, having been driven there and not even cleaned! Presented in superb condition, this historically significant Aston Martin DB5 is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/1676/R Engine no. 400/1660
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