The Aston Martin DB5 stands as one of the most coveted sports cars ever made, so you can imagine our excitement when this 1964 specimen was brought to our attention by RM Sotheby’s. First introduced at the 1963 Earl’s Court Motor Show, the DB5 was a clear successor to the DB4, though it contained an enlarged 4-litre update of Tadek Marek’s race-engineered aluminium engine.
A car with a sparkling history, the Aston Martin DB5 was famously chosen as James Bond’s motor in the seminal 1965 Goldfinger, which to this day is one of the world’s most famous marketing campaigns. This specific example of the model has been kept in pristine condition by its current owner who has owned it for the past 40 years.
Thanks to the original chassis number still being intact, the manufacturer has confirmed that this vehicle was among the first six built. Bought by John Bloxom, the car-loving owner of the Washington Fruit and Produce Company in June 1964, it is recorded that the car was issued with several speeding tickets during his ownership. Since then, the model has changed hands four times but each time kept in full working order and cared for aesthetically.
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