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Two Aston Martin DB5s offered at RM Sotheby's in June

24 May, 2024

RM Sotheby's will offer two Aston Martin DB5 cars in June: one in Canada and the other in the UK.

1965 Aston Martin DB5

The first DB5 is the most legendary Aston Martin model in the most iconic color of Silver Birch, the same color seen on Bond's car.

Chassis number DB5/2255/R is a right-hand-drive example and was built for the home market in July 1965. The original color scheme was Platinum over Red interior. Very early in the car’s life, in December 1965, it was involved in an accident, necessitating repairs to the forward end of the car.

Over the years the car has been restored and improved including a conversion to left-hand-drive with a five-speed manual transmission. The body was refinished in Silver Birch, the classic James Bond car color, while retaining the red leather interior correct to the original build card.

The interior itself was outfitted with a few useful upgrades, including a comfortable arm rest, quartz clock conversion, a new radio and speakers, and seatbelts—what Q might have referred to as “all the usual refinements.”

The Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2255/R is offered as Lot 386 as part of the Dare to Dream Collection sale from 31 May - 1 June 2024 in Toronto, Ontario.

Estimate $750,000 - $900,000 USD (offered without reserve).

More info and bidding at RM Sotheby's

 

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Also offered by RM Sotheby's in June: one of 887 examples made of the DB5 in conventional saloon form, powered by its matching-numbers 4.0-litre straight-six engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

This Aston Martin DB5 comes in the rare color 'California Sage', with a reupholstered green leather interior.

The car was delivered new to Aston Martin dealer Brooklands of Bond Street on 26 October 1964.

At some point, the car was sold to its second owner in South Africa, where it remained until 1991, before returning to the UK.

Owned by the vendor since 2007, the car’s condition today seems to reflect an excellent level of care and typifies a true 1960s dream machine.

The Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1756/R is offered as Lot 386 as part of the Cliveden House sale on 12 June 2024 in Taplow, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Estimate £400,000 - £450,000 GBP

More info and bidding at RM Sotheby's


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