Although short lived, the Aston Martin DB5 is considered one of the most loved and cherished Aston Martin classics of all times. Introduced in 1963, the luxury grand touring car was made by Aston Martin in collaboration with coachbuilder Touring of Milan. It would be the evolution and final variant of the DB series, which was named in honor of David Brown (the head of Aston from ’47 to ’72). While it was not the first in the series, it was made famous for being James Bond’s car, first appearing in the 1964 release of Goldfinger. In total, approximately 1,058 were produced, of which it is estimated that 123 were Convertibles. If you’re thinking about buying a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the Aston Martin brand, its value in today’s classic car market, and the availability of 1965 DB5 Convertibles.
Although quite similar to the DB4 Vantage option that it replaced, the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible boasted a larger, upgraded 4.0L engine, a robust FZ five-speed transmission, and three SU carburetors to produce 282hp. The Aston Martin DB5 would claim a top speed of 145mph. A Vantage engine was also available as an option for DB5 buyers, and would give the car 314hp. All models, whether in Coupe or Convertible form, would feature two doors and 2+2 seating. When buying a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, finding an example with the original optional steel hard top would be an excellent find! Additionally, since Convertibles are known for having interiors in poorer quality than Coupes (simply because of their exposure to the elements), always look for the best condition classic DB5 Convertible you can find within your budget. This can save you thousands of dollars in restoration costs along the way. As with all classic cars, be sure to have any potential purchase authenticated and inspected to ensure you fully understand the purchase you’re about to make.
For more information on the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible or to view models currently available for sale, please do not hesitate to explore the resources of this website. The Beverly Hills Car Club team also welcomes you to tour their online inventory to view the classic Aston Martin models held in their Los Angeles classic car dealership’s showroom. Should you have any questions or would like more information on any of the classics you see here, please do not hesitate to contact their team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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