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The Aston Martin DB5 is a great car to own in any current condition. Often considered the most famous car in the world, thanks to its role as James Bond’s gadget-filled sports car in Goldfinger. Today, the DB5 is also highly regarded as one of the most beautiful Aston Martin ever produced. While it shares many traits with the DB4 it replaced, the most significant changes to the car would come under the hood. Released in 1963, the DB5 offered a 4.0L engine with three SU carburetors, as was fitted to the outgoing DB4 Vantage edition. The cars would also share fared in headlamps, yet the DB5 would boast the introduction of a full synchromesh five-speed gearbox. Other chassis changes included the adoption of Girling disc brakes, which had only been used on the DB4 GT, and 15inch wheels. Electric windows and twin hydraulic brake servos would also be offered. Throughout production, a DB5 Vantage was also offered and featured three Weber carburetors and different camshafts to achieve a higher level of performance, as well as a Convertible option that was available with an optional steel hard top. Today, the Vantage edition is highly regarded among collectors, as just 65 cars of a total production run of 898 coupes were fitted with this advanced engine and were capable of 314hp. On the other hand, approximately 123 of the Convertibles were manufactured.
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Due to their popularity, the Aston Martin DB5 can often be out of reach for the average enthusiast, however, models in all conditions exist. Whether you’re looking for a DB5 for restoration or one worthy of the finest showroom, The Beverly Hills Car Club can help by alerting you to new Aston Martin DB5 models coming on the market. Once a model has been selected, The Beverly Hills Car Club can help you authenticate the model, verify its originality, and can connect you with an Aston Martin specialist who can inspect the car and give you great insight into the car’s history, overall condition, restoration appeal, and more. From barn finds recently pulled for the dust to mint-condition examples, let their team be your guide to finding the perfect Aston Martin DB5 for your collection or garage.
With just 1,058 models made from 1963 to 1965, the DB5 is quite rare today. With just 123 Convertible editions made, however, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (as well as the ’63 and ’65 editions) continues to be very collectable among both Aston Martin enthusiasts and European classic car collectors alike. The successor to the Aston Martin DB4, the DB5 is quite similar to the DB4 Vantage edition. Several upgrades took place prior to the launch of the DB5, however, including upgraded brakes, tinted windows, the addition of an alternator, exhaust silencers, and power windows to name just a few. If you’re thinking about buying a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, you can expect to find that just 19 of the original 123 DB5 Convertibles were left-hand drive, while approximately 12 examples were outfitted with the optional Vantage engine. While several DB5 Convertibles may have seen Vantage engine transplants throughout the years, the originals certainly command the highest values.
Beverly Hills Car Club team welcomes you to tour their online inventory to browse the models currently housed in their Los Angeles classic car dealership. Should you have any questions or would like more information on any of the cars you see here, please do not hesitate to contact their team today. They are just a phone call or website inquiry away and look forward to sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. Connect today to get started!
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