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.
Live Axle w/Watts Link, Trailing Links, Coil Springs
1466 kg / 3233 lbs
2489 mm / 98.0 in
1377 mm / 54.2 in
1359 mm / 53.5 in
4572 mm / 180.0 in
1676 mm / 66.0 in
1321 mm / 52.0 in
2.73:1, 1.76:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1
~228.48 kph / 142 mph
0 – 60 mph
0 – 100 mph
0 – 1/4 mile
Auction Sales History
1965 Aston Martin DB5/1990/L – did not sell for $800,000 Complete cosmetic restoration in 1990, including a hand-stripped bare-metal repaint to its current Sage Green color, and a complete restoration of the leather and interior in Tan Connolly leather. Additionally, all chrome was replated to concours levels. Auction Source: ‘Rolling Sculpture’ 2015 NYC by Keno Brothers
The car presented dates from 1965, the last year of production for this model. A right-hand drive example, it was delivered new to the garage J. Blake and Company Limited in Liverpool with certain options including Marchal fog lamps, special Fiamm horn and heated rear windscreen. This splendid DB5 was converted to left-hand drive some years ago. It has been beautifully repainted in its original colour, ” Goodwood green “, and has a new windscreen and five new wire wheels and tyres. The tan leather interior is original, and the carpets are new. The car comes with a toolkit and logbook.
The vendor has told us that the car has been rigorously maintained, mechanically, to ensure the highest level of performance.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1741/L – sold for €840,000 Matching-numbers example; only three owners from new. Original documentation included; parts catalogue and instruction book. Rare factory left-hand drive model, one of fewer than 35 built with factory air-conditioning. Auction Source: 2015 Paris by RM Auctions
1964 Aston Martin DB5/1466/L – sold for $880,000 Formerly of the Bob Pond Collection. A wonderfully drivable example. Originally delivered in Paris and in left-hand drive. Recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening by Aston Martin specialists. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2270/L – sold for $1,650,000 Factory left-hand-drive, matching-numbers, late-production example. Extremely rare factory air conditioning. Vantage-specification engine rebuilt by top marque specialists. Fully equipped from new, with exceptional accessories. Includes rare Continental touring kit, original tool roll, and owner’s handbook. Recently completed comprehensive cosmetic restoration by Kevin Kay Restorations. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2227/L – sold for $715,000 One of Only 886 DB5 Saloons Built. Matching-Numbers, Factory Left-Hand-Drive Example. Originally Supplied with Normalair Air-Conditioning. One of Only 30 Such Examples Delivered in Silver Birch. Genuine California Car Last Registered in 1979. Marvelous Character and Patina. Ideal Candidate for a Concours-Quality Restoration. An Exciting Aston Martin Discovery. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction
1964 Aston Martin DB5/1469/L – sold for $748,000 Matching-Numbers, Factory Left-Hand- Drive Example. Spectacular Original Color Combination. Delivered New to Swiss Importer Garage Hubert Patthey. One of Only 886 DB5 Saloons Built. Eligible for Leading Tours, AMOC Events and Concours. Offered with Tools, DB5 Instruction Book and Build Record. A Beautiful Example of the Most Recognized Aston Martin GT. Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon DB5/2207/R – sold for €313,600 Desirable late-production example; matching numbers engine, unleaded fuel conversion. Restored from 2010–2011 and well maintained. Recently serviced by Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell. Comprehensive documentation file, with known chain of ownership. Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions
1965 Aston Martin DB5/1990/L – sold for $687,500 One of Only 886 DB5s. Originally Delivered to New York City. Matching-Numbers, Factory Left-Hand-Drive Example. Continuously Maintained Show-Quality Restoration. AMOC Concours Award Winner. Offered with Tools and Instruction Book. * A Superb Example of the Most Famous Aston Martin GT Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2007/R – sold for €256,054 As it happens, DB5/2007/R is the only DB5 with a ‘007’ chassis number. Among its other attributes, this was an attraction to its current owner, a director of the Aston Martin Owners Club. 2007/R epitomises the notion of the well-sorted driver, benefitting from a continuous programme of regular maintenance and refurbishment by marque specialists including a complete engine rebuild and a useful suspension upgrade. Auction Source: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions
With the exception of a repaint, the DB5 presented here is entirely original and was donated to Ohio’s Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in 2001. A collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Museum presents the history of land and air transportation, showcasing historically and technically important cars, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and even spacecraft, and in particular their connection to the culture and history of Northeast Ohio. Auction Source: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey