-Snow Shadow Grey with Grey leather interior and Grey carpeting,
Restored, RHD, 4.0-liter DOHC straight-six, 5-speed ZF manual,
This DB5 is a very early example being one of the first 50
manufactured and one of the first to receive a ZF 5-speed manual
gearbox replacing the early David Brown 4-speed unit. It was sold
new in November 1963 by Plough Motors of Stroud, Gloucestershire to
its first registered owner, a Mr. E. P. Fearnley and remained in
this ownership until 1967. Unused by its second owner for the next
10 years, it was then sold on and spent time with a series of UK
collectors before being imported to Canada in 2008. While in
Canada, this DB5 was owned by a well-known collector, Mr. L.
Titchner. During this ownership, the DB5 was maintained and
prepared by well-known restoration specialists RM Auto
Restorations, Blenheim, Ontario. RM completed a bit of sympathetic
cosmetic and mechanical restoration work to freshen up its
restoration which had been completed several year ago. It was then
a participant in several Canadian concours and awarded class wins
at each event. Subsequently, the DB5 was sold to a collector in the
United States and became a resident of Washington State.
Most recently, this DB5 has been in the ownership of a good friend
and client of Autosport Designs, a gentleman collector who we sold
another DB5 Coupe to many years ago. That DB5 is an original LHD
example and will remain in his collection whereas this RHD example
is now seeking a new and loving home.
Offered today with original build sheet, factory service booklet
and various history and records, it is ready for immediate use,
enjoyment and allow its new owner to drive a DB5 to the upcoming
James Bond thriller, "No Time to Die" where a Silver DB5 will once
again grace the screen of another Bond movie. Oh yes, word has it,
Mr. Bond's local mode of transport in and around London is another
Aston, this time a 1980's V8 Coupe. As a friend of mine who is an
Aston specialist in the UK has said in the past, "do you expect me
to talk?"..."No Mr. Bond, I expect you BUY!"