One Of Seven Aston Martin DB5 Convertibles Goes Under The Gavel

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible - Patrick Ernzen ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

One of the magnificent seven Aston Martin DB5 Convertibles could be yours for $1,600,000.

You may remember the Aston Martin DB5 raced into pole position in a recent ‘Greatest Movie Car Of All Time‘ survey, but the James Bond’s DB5 was only the standard saloon version of this highly desirable British icon, being one of a thousand produced by the marque.

For the more discerning Aston Martin disciples, the rarer and more high performance DB5 Vantage convertible is the epiphany of style and tenacity. With only seven ever produced, this makes it one of the most sought after Aston Martins on the classic car market.

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible – Patrick Ernzen ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Vantage spec DB5’s arrived in September 64, boasting triple Weber twin-choke, side-draft carbs and even the now standard five-speed gearbox. Aston Martin even quoted the power output as being around 325 bhp at 5,750 rpm, giving it a massive 40 bhp more than its counterpart.

This particular Vantage convertible being offered by RM Sotheby’s, is one of the incredibly rare seven ever produced by the company. Completed on April Fools Day 1965, the car was delivered to AM dealer J. Blake and Company Limited and is a completely authentic ‘factory Vantage Convertible’.

Following complete restoration the DB5C was successful in a vast array of competitions including winning a Class Award at its first showing at the AMOC Lime Rock Classic in Connecticut, 2007 Gold Coast Concours at Glen Cove, New York, followed by the Amelia Island and Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 2009, the Fairfield Concours in 2010, and most recently the Cavallino Mar-a-Lago Concours, where it received a class award.

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible – Patrick Ernzen ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Dressed in Peony Red, tan Connolly leather upholstery and matching Everflex convertible hood, the car stands immaculately proud and is an stunning example of such a rare and now highly desirable ‘rag top’ Aston Martin.

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