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1965 Aston Martin DB5 / DB5C/2112/R Vehicle Information

Sold for $1,540,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Think about some of the best television shows to have gotten their start as plays on Broadway and quickly one name comes to mind—David 'Bill' Manhoff. Fitting then that one of the most iconic of the prestigious Aston Martin line would get its fame from a movie.

David 'Bill' Manhoff would be the creator, originator, of some of the most famous, and funny, plays to ever hit Hollywood and television. Of course, the one that stands out in memory would have to be The Odd Couple, but to remember just that gem would be to short-change Manhoff's legacy.

The Partridge Family, Sanford and Son, Leave it to Beaver, All in the Family, The real McCoys, Petticoat Junction and The Owl and the Pussycat, all would be heavily influenced by, or written by Manhoff's imaginative, and creative, mind.

The Aston Martin DB5 would be introduced in 1963 and would be immediately well-received with its beautiful body styled by Touring and impressive performance. It was a grand tourer Aston Martin could certainly be proud of. However, the car would not be iconic from the moment it was released. Leave that to United Artists and James Bond.

Considered the quintessential James Bond film, Goldfinger would begin filming in late-January of 1964 and Bond needed a car fitting of his reputation as the ultimate secret agent. Thankfully for Bond, Aston Martin had released just such a car the year before.

As a result of its appearance in the film, the DB5 would become the biggest selling toy of the year and forever establish the look and film of what James Bond was all about. In fact, as a result of the car's appearance in that film subsequent installments would feature the DB5 as a near permanent fixture. James Bond and the DB5 were inseparable.

The fact Aston Martin made a convertible version of the DB5 is nearly forgotten to history. In all reality, the convertible version would not be made in the numbers as the coupe. And, in 1965, just a total of 123 convertibles would be produced. Chassis 2112/R is one of those that had been produced in '65.

The DB5 Convertible would be ordered by Manhoff and would serve as the perfect car for the famous screenwriter. James Bond had leaped into life from the pages of Ian Flemings books. The DB5 helped to make Bond iconic. Manhoff had created such incredible, and unforgettable television programs that he too was iconic within Hollywood and television circles. How better to tell the tale than drive the car that made Bond, James Bond the icon he is.


Largely original, the 1965 DB5 Convertible has accumulated just about 29,000 miles in its 60 years since rolling out of the factory. Enjoyed by Manhoff and just three others for six decades, the car comes with its original and well-preserved interior.

Made available through Gooding & Company's 2015 Pebble Beach auction, the car will be made available for public sale for the first time in its 60 year history. Complete with documentation, a number of accessories, tool roll, Continental parts kit and a provenance any collector looks for, the car was certain to attract attention.

Original estimates had the car garnering anywhere between $1,400,000 and $1,800,000 at auction. In the end, the 1965 DB5 Convertible would achieve a sale price of $1,540,000.

By Jeremy McMullen



Provenance *
* Please note, dates are approximate

2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,540,000

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/1847/L
Sold for USD$819,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
 
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 Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/2115/L
Sold for USD$3,195,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
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 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 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB5/1839/L
Sold for USD$825,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
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
Sold for USD$879,534
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2202/L
Sold for USD$731,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2072/L
Sold for USD$715,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: DB5/1885/R
Sold for USD$2,592,348
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coachwork by Touring
Chassis#: DB5C/1520L
Sold for USD$1,450,000
  2018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/2122/R
Sold for USD$1,179,543
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/1923/L
Sold for USD$2,700,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
Chassis#: DB5/2211/L
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1965 Aston Martin DB5 image  
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2098/R
Sold for USD$990,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/1990/L
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
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1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 VANTAGE SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: DB5/2084/R
Sold for USD$1,187,613
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Aston Martin DB5's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/1821/R2008 Automobiles of London$95,000$150,000$180,000
1965 Aston-Martin DB5 Drophead Coupe 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$190,000  

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Aston Martin DB5 Vehicle Profiles
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1963
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5C/1253/L
Model Year: 1963
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5C/1255/R
Engine Num: 400/1595
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1964
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1305/L
Engine Num: 400/1258
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1469/L
Engine Num: 400/1446
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History
Aston Martin DB5

Chassis Num: DB5/1486/R
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1499/R
Engine Num: 400/1489
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1533/R
Engine Num: DB5/1533/R
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1612/L
Engine Num: 400/1621
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB51395L
Model Year: 1964
Profile

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB51455L
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5C/1290/L
Model Year: 1964
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5C/1295/R
Engine Num: 400/1560
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Volante Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Volante Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1965
Profile

Volante Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Volante Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Volante Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Volante Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 1871/L
Engine Num: 400/1878
Model Year: 1965

Vantage Convertible
Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 2116/R
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 2270/L
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Volante Convertible Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Volante Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5 1520L
Model Year: 1965

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1941/R
Engine Num: 400/1896
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1965/R
Engine Num: 400/1951
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/1990/L
Engine Num: 400/1099
Model Year: 1965

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2008/R
Engine Num: 400/1995
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2055/L
Engine Num: 400/2083
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2071/L
Model Year: 1965
Profile

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2098/R
Engine Num: 400/2204
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2202/L
Engine Num: 400/2216
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2207/R
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2211/L
Engine Num: 400/2221/V
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2268/L
Engine Num: 400/2305
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5/2269/L
Engine Num: 400/2294
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Shooting Brake
Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake

Coachbuilder: Radford
Chassis Num: DB5/2273/L
Engine Num: 400/2241
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB52054L
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Vantage Convertible
Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: DB5C/1924/R
Engine Num: 400/2111/V
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History


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