The Most Iconic Aston Martin Model On Sale
It is the most iconic Aston Martin model of the company's golden era. The car is one of the first 50 DB5s manufactured early ZF five-speed manual gearbox example.
Sotheby's is offering the car for sale with a build sheet, factory service booklet, history, and records. Finished in Snow Shadow Grey with a grey leather interior this Aston Martin DB5 is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
The History of This Rare Aston Martin
It was sold new in November 1963 by Plough Motorsen of Stroud, Gloucestershire to its first registered owner, a Mr. E. P. Fearnley, remaining in this ownership until 1967.
Unused by its second owner for the next 10 years, it was then sold on and spent time with a series of collectors from the United Kingdom before being imported to Canada in 2008.
While in Canada, this DB5 was owned by well-known collector Mr. L. Titchner.
The beneficiary of a restoration prior to his ownership, Mr. L. Titchner commissioned the well-known restoration specialists at RM Auto Restorations in Blenheim, Ontario to complete a sympathetic cosmetic and mechanical restoration.
The Aston Martin was a participant in several Canadian Concours events achieving a number of class wins.
Subsequently, it was important to the United States where it has resided in well-respected collections.
The Aston Martin DB5 Is James Bond's CarThe Aston Martin DB5 is, according to Wikipedia, a British luxury grand tourer (GT) that was made by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4.
The DB5 is the best-known cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964).