A trio of Aston Martin DB5 Vantages will be offered with a collective price tag of £4,000,000 at the annual London Concours event being held on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company’s HQ in the City of London, over three days starting on Tuesday 8th June 2021.
While the Aston Martin DB5 is perhaps one of the most famous British cars ever made and the car of choice for her majesty’s secret agent, 007, they have become quite ‘popular’ in classic terms with many being showcased at various events and locations throughout the summer seasons.
Drawing its inspiration from the DB4 Series V, the DB5 came fitted with a number of styling and driveability upgrades. The engine was enlarged from 3.7 litres to 4 litres, with power in standard models increased to 282hp, but Vantage-specification cars like those in this rare trio gained an extra 40hp which delivered an impressive 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds could be achieved even back in the 60s.
DB5 Shooting Brake Vantage
Headlining the rare Aston trio is ‘the‘ DB5 Shooting Brake Vantage… we say ‘the‘ because its the only such example to have been produced and was built to accommodate former Aston Martin Chairman David Brown’s gundog and polo equipment, this more practical estate version DB5 proved so popular that 11 customers requested the new design.
Commissioned by dealers Cyril Williams of Wolverhampton, the car has since become something of a ‘Marmite’ classic and boasts a hand-built aluminium shell built by London based coachbuilders Harold Radford & Sons. This unique shooting brake was then delivered to its first owner in 1966 and is finished in California Sage over Red hides.
DB5 Vantage Convertible
The second of the Aston assemblage is a DB5 Vantage Convertible, a car that proved tremendously popular within the rich and famous circles including Peter Sellers, Ralph Lauren and Elle Macpherson. In total, only 123 were built and only five such examples were completed to Vantage specification, including the car offered here. This particular DB5 is finished in the period colour combination of Caribbean Pearl Blue with White Gold hide interior and matching hood.
DB5 Vantage Coupe.
The final and most iconic of all three Astons is the DB5 Vantage Coupe which became famous when piloted by the legendary James Bond. The DB5 Coupe has for over 50 years been synonymous with 007 and a universal symbol of the Aston Martin brand. The Silver Birch coloured car in the collection has a Black hide interior, the same colour combination as Bond’s beloved car.
Collected over a 12-year period and never before offered as a collection, the trio will go under the hammer over three days starting on Tuesday 8th June 2021.
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