1965 Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is arguably one of the most famous and iconic cars ever made

Vehicle Features
  • Chrome Road Wheels
  • Heated rear screen
Vehicle Description
The Aston Martin ‘DB’ range is synonymous with high performance, luxury and beautiful GT sports cars. The Aston Martin DB5 in particular is arguably one of the most famous and iconic cars ever made.

Sierra Blue with Black Connolly leather interior and Black carpets

The DB5’s appearance in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger, cemented its place in history. The all-aluminium bodywork was designed by the legendary Italian coachbuilder Superleggera and production of the model ran from 1963 to 1965 with just over 1, 000 cars ever leaving the factory.

This DB5 left the Newport Pagnell factory in May 1965 in its original colour scheme of Sierra Blue with Black Connolly, which it still retains today, along with factory extras of chrome roadwheels and heated rear screen.

Supplied new by Eton Motors its first owner was a Mr B. R. Spooner of Hoar, Sanderson & Spooner Ltd, estate agents from Surrey. It is unclear how long Mr Spooner kept the car but the Aston Martin factory build sheet shows a subsequent owner as a Mr C. Jennings, although no date is recorded.

The history file records that during the 1970’s the DB5 was acquired by a Mr A.G. Sykes of Andover, Hants. Throughout his long-term ownership of his Aston Martin, it seems Mr Sykes enjoyed doing his own maintenance as there are many parts invoices from Aston Service Dorset included in the file along with a pictorial record which includes an engine re-build and a re-spray in its original Sierra Blue.

By 2006 Mr Sykes had parted company with his DB5 and it was purchased by a Mr Wade, an enthusiastic collector who although resided in Hong Kong at the time, kept the car in the UK virtually unused until it was acquired by the subsequent keeper in 2020.

Although the car had been very well cared for and maintained for many years and subsequently stored, it was thought to still need some remedial work so the then owner undertook a major mechanical overhaul which included chassis work, a suspension re-build with handling kit, brake re-build, engine overhaul, new clutch and many more items, all carried out by marque specialists including Trinity Engineering and RS Williams. The car also received a complete re-trim in its original black leather and carpets. The current mileage of 35,500 is thought to be genuine due to the car’s history.

This Aston Martin DB5 presents beautifully and comes with a comprehensive history file which includes many invoices and correspondence along with a photographic record and even an original DB5 handbook!