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Often praised as the most famous car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 would make its on-screen debut as James Bond’s gadget-filled DB5 in the famous Goldfinger movie. While production of the DB5 would only last from 1963 to 1965, with approximately 1,058 examples produced, it has grown to become one of the most recognized and sought-after Aston Martin classics ever produced. The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible and Coupe models, however, were simply the natural progression for the DB range, following the DB4. In fact, the DB4 Vantage edition is almost identical to the 1963 Aston Martin DB5, with the exception of a few small changes most notably an upgraded engine. Under the hood, the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible would boast a 4.0L engine with three SU carburetors to achieve 282hp. A Vantage edition was also available, which boosted output to 314hp. If you’re specifically looking for a Convertible DB5, you’ll need to do your research. Just 123 Convertible models were produced, of which 12 were originally fitted with a factory Vantage engine. The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in tracking down DB5 Convertible models for purchase. In fact, they welcome you to browse their online inventory to view the models currently available in their Los Angeles showroom.
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An interesting bit of trivia is that from October 1965 to October 1966, Aston Martin would use the last remaining 37 of the DB5 chassis’ to make another Convertible model. Known as Short Chassis Volantes, they would feature DB6 split front and rear bumpers and can be easily identified when compared to an original 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. As with all classic cars of this era, it is vitally important that you purchase the best condition example DB5 Convertible that you can find within your budget. Doing so can save you thousands of dollars and countless restoration hours. While DB5 parts seem to be more available today than the previous DB4 parts, they can still be quite costly and difficult to find. Keep this in mind when researching potential models for purchase. Additionally, Convertibles typically have poorer condition interiors than their Coupe counterparts; be sure to check them thoroughly. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips for the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible that The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over the years.
Known for their fair and honest car deals, The Beverly Hills Car Club team welcomes you to contact them today to get started in your search for the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible or Coupe you’ve been dreaming of. Their team is always available for consultation and looks forward to helping you realize your dream of classic Aston ownership. Connect today to get started!
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