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Released in 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 was the final evolution in the long running DB series of Aston Martins that honored David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972) with their name. While the DB5 was certainly not the first in the series, it is the most recognized thanks to its role as James Bond’s car in the 1964 Goldfinger movie. In total, approximately 1,058 DB5 examples would be produced, which included both Coupe and Convertible models, and varying engine configurations. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe was in large part quite similar to the DB4 Vantage that came before it, yet it would have an upgraded 4.0L engine, a robust five-speed transmission, and three SU carburetors to achieve approximately 282hp and a top speed of 145mph. Other upgrades included the fitting of an alternator, tinted glass, four exhaust silencers, and electric windows. While all of these additions would add weight to the DB5, it is still the favored model over the DB4 in the eyes of many collectors.
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From 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe barn finds that have recently been pulled from the dust to the most pristine examples worthy of the next James Bond movie, The Beverly Hills Car Club helps buyers just like you find the European and American classics they desire. Because of the DB5 Coupe’s rarity and desirability, one of the biggest Buyer’s Tips their team can offer is to partner with a classic car professional (like those at their dealership) who can alert you to new models coming on the market. Once a possible contender has been found, their team can help you arrange inspection, verify authenticity, coordinate shipping and more. You can rest assured knowing that your sales experience will be nothing short of exceptional. These early DB5 models are also known for issues with rust, as do most cars from this era. You should always ensure that you have fully inspected any potential purchase to have the best understanding of the car’s overall condition. As such, you should always try to find the best condition example you can within your budget. For more Buyer’s Tips the team welcomes you to browse the resources of this website.
Backed by years of experience in the classic car market, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be delighted to assist you when buying a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe. Be sure to browse their online inventory of classics to view the Aston Martin models currently available, and do not hesitate to connect with their team for more information. They are always just a phone call away and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you. Get started today!
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