Market Finds: Bond Would Be Lucky To Win This Aston Martin DB5 At Auction

Bond Would Be Lucky To Win This Aston Martin DB5 At Auction

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
November 5, 2015
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Photography by Keno Brothers

The world of classic cars is massive, with vehicles to suit any purpose, but the Aston Martin DB5 is a rare example of a grand tourer that manages to be both beautiful and well-suited to nearly any task. Before talk of spy agencies and flamethrowers, Aston Martin built, simply, fast and powerful sporting cars for the world’s elite. So even though it looks and sounds like a million bucks, it’s also comfortable for long drives and surprisingly practical.

This matching-numbers 1965 DB5 is for those of us who prefer our British machines in green, “Sage Green” in this case. The Keno Brothers auction house say that the car has long been an enthusiast-owned vehicle, with factory-correct upgrades to its mechanical components to update the car into a more evolved factory specification.

One of 886 DB5s made, it was delivered new to New York City, is matching numbers, with tools and books included, and offered in factory left-hand drive. If you’re a more subtle sort of spy, your car has arrived. In just a few weeks, it’s up for auction in New York.

History
– 2nd In Class At The AMOC Concours In Lime Rock

– Recent restoration

Specifications
~282 horsepower, 3,995-cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, five-speed ZF manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle, servo-assisted Girling four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98 in.

Vehicle information
Engine no.: 400/1099

Body no.: DB5/1990/L

Valuation
Auction house: Keno Brothers

Estimate: $950,000 – $1.6 million Usd.

Price realized: TBD; Auction on November 19

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