It took the current owner twelve years to assemble and refurbish the three Aston Martin DB5 Vantages that will be sold as a unique collection by a dealer called Nicholas Mee & Co. Full documentation and refurbishment folders with lots of photos will also be added to the cars, which can only be purchased in one – the target price is £ 4 million, or £ 1.62 billion.
Between July 1963 and September 1965, Aston Martin produced a total of 1,021 DB5s, with the Vantage version being the flagship model in the model series, with a 4.0-liter in-line six-cylinder output of 322 horsepower, a 6.5-second 0-96 allows sprint km / h. A total of 60 coupes, 5 convertibles and 1 station wagon were made in this form.
The shooting brake body was built at the request of the then owner of Aston Martin, David Brown, to transport his dog and / or riding polo equipment, after which 11 customers ordered more. The aluminum body of the unit now on sale was made by London-based body builder Harold Radford & Sons, with California Sage paint and a red leather interior; it is the only one of the 12 station wagons that is a Vantage model.
Of the 123 factory convertibles, only 5 were made as Vantages, including the factory-finished Caribbean Pearl Blue with White Gold white leather interior.
Last but not least, the DB5 Coupé, which has been factory-fitted with Silver Birch paint and black leather interior, is also a feature that appears in James Bond cinemas. Nicholas Mee, by the way, has been trading classic cars, including Aston Martins, for forty years, but has never encountered such special specimens; despite the fact that we believe that he has to declare such ex officio in order to increase the interest and thus the price…
Source: Autó-Motor by www.automotor.hu.
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