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Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

Car Make/Model
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Year
1964
Summary

A very rare Aston Martin DB5 Convertible; finished in Carribean Pearl over Dark Blue Leather. Previously owned by Peter Sellers, Lord Snowden & Princess Margaret as well as their son Viscount Linley.

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Specification

 

The Aston Martin DB5 was released in 1963 to follow the seminal DB4. The car was immortalised in the public consciousness as being James Bond's car of choice, first appearing in the legendary 1964 Goldfinger film.

Designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superlegerra the car came to be one of the most desirable luxury Grand tourers one could buy in the mid-60's; boasting a 4.0L Straight-6 that developed 282bhp, a cutting edge 5-speed ZF gearbox and three SU carburettors the car was capable of propelling it's driver to 145mph.

The DB5 was easily one of the most well equipped cars of the day; featuring reclining seats, wool pile carpets electric windows, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, oil cooler, magnesium-alloy body built to superleggera patent technique and full leather trim in the cabin.

Of the 1,059 produced only 123 were of the convertible variety that we're offering. Produced from 1963 under the name "DB5 Convertible", from October '65 to October '66 the final 37 chassis' were named "Volante".

The vehicle we're offering was first registered in July of 1964 and is finished in the stunning Caribbean Pearl over Dark Blue leather. With the original purchase invoice confirming the current colours to be the same as when the car left the factory. The car has also had a very interesting ownership history, with the original purchase invoice confirming delivery to Peter Sellers.

The car then made its way into the ownership of Lord Snowden and Princess Margaret with newspaper clippings in the cars history folder showing The princess and her family in the car itself. Finally the car was given to Lord Snowden's son, Viscount Linley, who sold it in an auction in order to raise money to pay the Death Duty on his inheritance. While only £3m was required to pay the duty, over £13m was raised leading to Lord Snowden accusing his son of selling anything that wasn't laid down.

The car comes with a very complete history detailing MOTs as well as service work by Aston Martin works in 2012.

The chance to own such a stunning car with such interesting provenance is a rare one!

 

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