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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

  • Coachwork by Touring
  • Chassis Number: DB5C/1924/R
  • Engine Number: 400/2111/V
Aston Martin produced 1,021 DB5s, including just 123 convertibles, plus a few special-order 'shooting brakes' produced by outside coachbuilders. The high-performance, Vantage-specification DB5 made its first appearance in September 1964.

Initially, the DB5 engine was mated to a four-speed David Brown manual gearbox with overdrive or a three-speed BorgWarner automatic unit. After mid-1964, an all-synchromesh ZF five-speed manual gearbox replaced the four-speed as a standard DB5 feature, in which the fifth gear was effectively an overdrive. Standard features on the DB5 included reclining seats, full leather interior, wool-pile carpeting, electric window lifts, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels and an oil cooler.

The prototype Vantage-specification DB5, DP 217, bore the chassis number DB5/1451/R and came equipped with triple Weber twin-choke, sidedraft carburetors along with the five-speed gearbox. Power was rated at 325 BHP at 5,750 RPM, some 40 bhp more than the standard engine. Vantage upgrades included flow-tuned intake manifolds proving a 'ram' effect, the cylinder head featured extra-large ports, valve timing was modified, and ignition timing was advanced for extra power and a flatter torque curve. A vacuum reservoir was also added to the power-assisted brake system. With this list of upgrades, zero-to-60 times dropped to just 6.5 seconds.

This example was completed on April 1st of 1965 with RHD for the home market and dispatched five days later to its selling dealer J. Blake and Company Limited. The original owner was Mr. J.V.R. Bullough, a member of the Aston Martin Owners Club. Two unique features ordered to this car were a two-inch clutch-pedal extension and additional padding to the front-seat squabs. The car received UK-registration MTF 222C. The car's next owner was Mr. T.F. Kennel of Buckinghamshire, followed by its next recorded owner from the AMOC Register, Mr. J. Denoyer.

Prior to being imported to the United States, the DB5C received a comprehensive restoration which was completed to concours standards in 2005, including a professional conversion to left-hand drive. Since restoration, approximately 2,000 miles have been traveled.

The car is finished in Peony Red and complemented with tan Connolly leather upholstery with a matching Everflex convertible top and camel Wilton wool carpets. Its first post-restoration showing was the at AMOC Lime Rock Classic in Connecticut. Other show entries included the 2007 Gold Coast Concours at Glen Cove, New York, followed by the Amelia Island and Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in 2009, the Fairfield Concours in 2010 and most recently the Cavallino Mar-A-Lago Concours.

The car retains its jack, a knock-off hammer, an owner's handbook and a tool roll.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by RM Auctions. The car was sold for $1,210,000 inclusive of the buyer's premium. More recently, while under the care of new ownership, the DB5 was stripped to its bare metal and returned to its original, factory-correct color of Deep Carriage Green. The Connolly leather interior installed during the 2005 restoration was retained.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012

2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,517,500

2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,600,000 
Lot was not sold

2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,900,000-USD $2,500,000 
Lot was not sold

2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla

Sale Price :
USD $1,210,000

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin DB5

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe
Chassis#: DB5/1715/L
Sold for USD$797,000
  2024 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: DB5C/1903/L
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2051/L
Sold for USD$775,000
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2270/L
Sold for USD$1,352,500
  2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/1924/R
Sold for USD$1,517,500
  2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Sold for USD$605,000
  2023 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2269/L
Sold for USD$874,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/1847/L
Sold for USD$819,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/2115/L
Sold for USD$3,195,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2271/L
Sold for USD$598,029
  2021 Artcurial : Monaco
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
Chassis#: DB5/1767/L
Sold for USD$975,525
  2021 Artcurial : PARISIENNE 2021
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2018/R
Sold for USD$527,091
  2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2028/L
Sold for USD$684,680
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Sold for USD$607,500
  2019 Silverstone - NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 'Bond Car'
Chassis#: DB5/2008/R
Sold for USD$6,385,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB5/1839/L
Sold for USD$825,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake by Radford
Chassis#: DB5/2273/L
Sold for USD$1,765,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Sold for USD$879,534
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2072/L
Sold for USD$715,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2202/L
Sold for USD$731,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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Aston Martin DB5s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1965 Aston Martin DB5's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Aston Martin DB5 VantageDB5/1996/L2023 RM Sothebys : Munich $750,000$850,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/2197/R2023 RM Sothebys : London $525,000$575,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 VantageDB5/2228/L2023 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz $1,100,000$1,600,000
1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports SaloonDB5/1889/R2023 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $450,000$550,000
1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 CONVERTIBLEDB5C/1295/R2023 Gooding & Company : London Auction $1,000,000$1,300,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/1990/L2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,200,000$1,450,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 VantageDB5/2217/L2022 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz $1,000,000$1,200,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 ConvertibleDB5C/2111/L2022 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz $1,900,000$2,600,000
1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 CONVERTIBLEDB5C/1906/R2022 Gooding & Company : London Auction $1,250,000$1,750,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/2270/L2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,600,000$1,800,000
1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 4.2-LITRE SPORTS SALOONDB5/1845/R2021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $500,000$600,000
1965 Aston Martin Short-Chassis VolanteDB5C/2305/R2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona $1,500,000$1,750,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonDB5/2026/R2019 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $470,000$550,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 2019 Silverstone NEC Classic Motor Show $580,000$650,000
1965 Aston Martin DB52249/R2019 Silverstone The Sale of British Marques   
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage ConvertibleDB5C/1924/R2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $1,400,000$1,600,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonDB5/1998/R2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $700,000$800,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage ConvertibleDB5C/1924/R2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,900,000$2,500,000
1965 Aston Martin Db5 2018 Mecum : Hershey$350,000  
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/2268/L2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,200,000$1,400,000
1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 SPORTS SALOONDB5/2264/R2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $800,000$900,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/2058/R2015 Historics at Brookland $575,000$625,000
1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis VolanteDBVC/2330/r2013 Gooding and Company The Amelia Island Auction   
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports SaloonDB5/1527/R2012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood $280,000$320,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonDB5/2234/R2012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $240,000$280,000
1965 Aston Martin DB 5DB5/2055/L2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl $750,000$850,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 VantageDB5/2204/R2011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonDB5/2178R2011 Bonhams The December Sale $250,000$300,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonDB5/2058/R2009 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $130,000$150,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5 ConvertibleDB5C/1911/R2009 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$355,000$375,000$425,000

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