1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R

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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. DB5/2264/R

£ 800,000 - 900,000
US$ 1,100,000 - 1,200,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
*One of 40 originally finished in Autumn Gold
*One of only eight in Autumn Gold with red interior
*Delivered new in the UK
*Automatic transmission

Footnotes

  • 'More and more cars today reach the magical "ton" but those which can do it with the same ease and rapidity of the Aston can be counted on the fingers of one hand. High-speed stability and safety is not cheap to engineer, and with few people to pay the price, production costs are never reduced by the quantity of the work. The DB5 therefore fills a unique corner of the market, a corner at the top end both in the way it performs and the price one pays for the privilege.' � Autocar, 18th September 1964.

    Aston Martin's post-war evolution had taken a giant step forward with the launch in 1958 of the DB5's predecessor: the DB4. Classically proportioned, the Touring-designed body established an instantly recognisable look that would stand the marque in good stead until 1970. Five series were built as the model gradually metamorphosed into the DB5 of 1963. The latter's distinctive cowled headlamps had first appeared on the DB4GT, and the newcomer was the same size as the lengthened Series 5 DB4. The DB5's 3,995cc engine - first seen in the Lagonda Rapide - was mated to a four-speed overdrive-equipped gearbox, a proper ZF five-speed unit being an option at first and standardised later.

    First registered on 14th July 1965, this Aston Martin DB5 is one of the rare cars originally finished in Autumn Gold. Although 40 were built, very few are still painted this way, most having been re-sprayed Silver Birch in imitation of the 'James Bond' DB5 that featured in the films 'Goldfinger' and 'Thunderball'. However, the early and desirable editions of the Corgi Toys' James Bond DB5 were Autumn Gold with red trim (and not silver with grey). Did the first owner especially commission this car as a copy of the Corgi model?

    Absent from the AMOC register, '2264/R' is virtually unknown to the AMOC and AMHT, though it is known to have been sold at a UK auction in December 1994 and passed through the hands of the Aston Workshop in 2005. Restored in recent times '2264/R' is now smartly finished in Aston racing green with black trim and matching carpets.

    Should the vehicle remain in the EU, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.
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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. DB5/2264/R
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