1965 Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is an unrivaled icon. Launched in 1963, it became an instant object of desire as the flagship grand tourer, boosted further by its memorable appearance in Goldfinger. Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, the DB5’s allure and desirability have only grown over the years.

With nearly 170 updates, the DB5 showcased enhancements such as competition-style covered headlights and advanced suspension. Its 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, coupled with a synchromesh five-speed manual transmission, offered exhilarating performance and driving pleasure.

For those seeking more power, Aston Martin introduced the “Vantage” specification with revised camshafts and three Weber carburetors, delivering exceptional performance and a claimed output of 325 brake horsepower.

Despite its exclusivity, with just over 1,000 units produced between 1963 and 1965, the DB5 remains highly sought-after today, particularly the rare Vantage models cherished by collectors worldwide.

Source: RM Sotheby’s