1965 Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 epitomised the success of the company’s mission to produce a world-class GT sports coupe with the English gentleman in mind. The car was hand built and improved upon the advanced engineering that began with its groundbreaking predecessor, the DB4. Superior materials were used in manufacture, such as aluminium-alloy body panels mounted over a skeleton of small-diameter tubing, which was patented by Touring of Milan as Superleggera construction. Its race-proven engine was also made of aluminium, including both the block and its twin-cam hemispherical cylinder head. The interior was upholstered in the finest Connolly leather, which was complemented by deep-pile Wilton carpets. The net result was a car of unmatched power, elegance, and luxury.
This example is finished in Sierra Blue, with the 'non-standard equipment' of three-ear knock-off hubs, chrome wire wheels, and a heated rear screen. An outstanding DB5, it is perfect down to the last, tiny detail. RM Sotheby's will be offering this car at their upcoming Amelia Island auction on the 11th March, the estimated value is between $900,000 – $1,100,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Erik Fuller ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.