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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe

  • Coachwork by Touring
  • Chassis Number: DB5/2202/L
  • Engine Number: 400/2216
The hand-built Aston Martin DB5 was a GT sports car with advanced engineering and superior materials, such as aluminum-alloy body panels mounted over small-diameter tubing, which was patented by Touring of Milan as Superleggera construction. The engine was also constructed from aluminum, including both the block and its twin-cam hemispherical cylinder head. The interior was outfitted with the finest Connolly leather and deep-pile Wilton carpets.

This particular example was registered as a 1966, although it was shipped to the United States on June 25th of 1965. It arrived in California and into the care of an unknown owner. In February of 1966, it was registered with H. C. Burgraff of Newport Beach. The car was sold to its current owners - James and Rosalie Sterling - in 1977 with approximately 65,000 miles on the odometer. In 1996, a restoration began and the original engine was completely rebuilt - currently it has approximately 300 miles since then. The transmission and clutch were rebuilt, the fuel pump cleaned, the carburetors were overhauled, and new exhaust manifolds and fuel tanks were fitted. The car was repainted, replacing the original Fiesta Red with Silver Birch. The interior was rebuilt and new foam was put in the seats before being covered with black leather. The door panels were re-trimmed. Prior to the project being completed, James suddenly passed, and the car was placed in storage until it emerged in early 2018. In February of 2018, it was sent to Kevin kay Restoration to recommission the car after being in storage for two decades. Over 260 hours were spent bringing the DB5 back to working condition.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2019

2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $731,000

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin DB5

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Chassis#: DB5/2147/R
Sold for USD$405,300
  2024 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
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 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
Chassis#: DB5/2270/L
Sold for USD$1,352,500
  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 Convertible
Chassis#: DB5C/2111/L
Sold for USD$2,229,996
  2022 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz
 
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
Chassis#: DB5/2217/L
Sold for USD$1,176,147
  2022 RM Sothebys : St. Moritz
 
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
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
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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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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 ConvertibleDB5C/2122/R2024 RM Sothebys : Cliveden House $800,000$1,000,000
1965 Aston Martin DB5DB5/2255/R2024 RM Sothebys : Dare to Dream $750,000$900,000
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 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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