1963→1965 Aston Martin DB5


1963→1965 Aston Martin DB5

1963→1965 Aston Martin DB5

Perhaps the most famous Aston Martin because of the specially equipped silver birch DB5 that starred in the James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball”. The DB5 made a comeback to the big screen in the 1995 film “GoldenEye”.

Regarded by many as the most beautiful Aston Martin produced, DB5 shares many similar traits to DB4. However, DB5’s most substantial change occurred under the bonnet. The 6 cylinder engine increased its capacity to 4 litres by increasing the bore to 96mm. Significant too was the introduction of a true full synchromesh ZF 5 speed gearbox. Other chassis changes included the adoption of the Girling disc brakes that had only been used on the DB4GT, and 15” wheels.

A convertible was also offered and was available with a steel hard top with an exceptionally large rear window.
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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1963 – 1965
built atEngland
production886
price $$ 12,995
price £/td>£4,175
engineInline-6
valvetrainDOHC
displacement3995 cc / 243.8 in³
bore96.01 mm / 3.78 in
stroke91.9 mm / 3.62 in
compression8.9:1
power210.3 kw / 282.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output70.59 bhp per litre
bhp/weight192.36 bhp per tonne
torque379.6 nm / 280.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Watts Link, Trailing Links, Coil Springs
curb weight1466 kg / 3233 lbs
wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track1377 mm / 54.2 in
rear track1359 mm / 53.5 in
length4572 mm / 180.0 in
width1676 mm / 66.0 in
height1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.73:1, 1.76:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1
top speed~228.48 kph / 142 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph~20.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~16.2 seconds