1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
Comprehensively restored under current ownership by renowned marque experts R.S. Williams, this DB5 Convertible is presented in her original colour combination and is now among the very best examples anywhere.
Retailed through Aston Martin agents H.R. Owen to first owner Robert C. Taylor of London in November 1965, this was one of the last DB5 Convertibles produced. Tastefully specified, she presented in Sierra Blue over grey Connolly leather, with a grey Everflex hood.
Maintained at Newport Pagnell through early 1967, chassis DB5C/2119/R changed hands via H.R. Owen in 1968, with a chain of recorded owners following. After a dormant period of some years, from 1989 she was returned to the road by Tony Gorst Howarth, who with later owners including David Preece and David Tringham invested in the DB5C leaving her essentially a very good low mileage example.
Yet in 2015 a new era dawned – not content with anything but the very best, the present owner commissioned a comprehensive bare-chassis restoration by renowned Aston Martin specialists R.S. Williams, elevating this DB5 Convertible to the very highest standards.
Completed over four years, and under the watching eyes of marque expert Stephen Archer as consultant, perhaps the most apparent legacy of these works saw the return of her attractive original specification – now presenting again in the correct Sierra Blue, over grey Connolly Vaumol hides, and grey Everflex hood, all as seen in the accompanying build sheet.
These changes were underpinned by other comprehensive works, notably including the original engine rebuilt with the powerful 4.2 litre R.S.W. upgrade. The chassis and coachwork were comprehensively restored, and every system rebuilt to R.S.W. standards – all as detailed in the accompanying restoration records.
While all David Brown DB5s feature the elegant and unforgettable Superleggera coachwork by Touring of Milan – only the open cars offer the sheer joy of top-down motoring, and with just 123 built they remain highly exclusive.
Presented at Hampton Court upon completion and offered in as-restored condition – this DB5 Convertible will delight a new owner wanting only the very best, and looking forward to the summer sun. In the words of David Brown himself, she will surely meet the demands of the most critical motorist, the true individualist, and prove intensely satisfying to own.