-Deep Carriage Green with Saddle Tan Connolly leather, Saddle Tan
Carpeting and Tan Everflex convertible top, Restored, 5-speed ZF
manual gearbox, Matching numbers, 1 of only 7 Vantage specification
DB5 Convertibles produced by Aston.
The high-performance, rare Vantage-specification DB5 did not make
its first appearance until September 1964. The Aston Martin sales
brochure for the DB5 Vantage quoted power output at 325 bhp at
5,750 rpm, some 40 bhp more than the standard engine, a vast
increase. The Vantage upgrades further 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. As
expected, the DB5's performance was sharpened considerably in
Vantage tune, particularly with zero-to-60 times dropping to just
The example featured here is 1 of only 7 DB5 Vantage Convertibles
originally produced by the factory. Completed on April 1, 1965,
this matching numbers, factory Vantage convertible is even more
rare having been 1 of only 2 RHD examples to leave the factory for
the home market.
This DB5C enjoyed AMOC collector ownership while in the UK and was
well-known in Aston circles. In the mid 1990's the DB5C was
converted to LHD and exported to its new home here in the United
States with a well-known collector in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Circa 2012 and under new ownership by another AMOC member, this
DB5C received a comprehensive restoration by a well-known and
respected Aston Martin specialist. Completed to concours standards,
it then toured the Eastern United States concours circuit with
class wins at almost nearly event entered.
Just recently, it was decided to strip this DB5C to metal and
return it to its original exterior color of Aston Martin Deep
Carriage Green as original delivered when new. Thus, today, this
DB5C in rare Vantage specification is absolutely exceptional in
every respect. It has been serviced regardless of use to make sure
it has remained in superb concours condition throughout.
Complete with original Aston Martin factory build sheet as well as
British Motor Heritage Trust Certificate substantiating original
color, matching numbers as well as Vantage specification, this DB5C
is also offered with its owners manual, factory tool roll, jack and
knock-off hammer. It is superb in absolutely ever respect and ready
for the concours circuit as well as road and tour use.