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Thursday, June 18, 2009

James Bond! 1964 Aston Martin DB5 - For Sale!


We are delighted to offer this classic car for sale, a unique specification Aston Martin DB5. This Aston has been fully restored by Aston Workshop, for a very discerning client. His personal specification included an upgrade to a ZF 4 speed automatic gearbox. Engine rebuilt to Aston Workshop 'High Torque' 4.2 specification. State of the art air conditioning system and power assisted steering. Further enhancements include aluminium fuel tank, aluminium radiator and aluminium oil cooler. Brand new stainless steel wire wheels fitted with Michelin XWS tyres.

The classic investment car was fully stripped; all corroded chassis work was removed and replaced with new metal. All faults to aluminium panels were removed and rectified to give a perfect surface upon which to apply the paint. The restored body shell was acid-treated to remove all traces of oxidisation, then oven dried and etch primed. Special epoxy high build primers in between block flattening were used to achieve the ultimate flatness to all panels. Full detailing was given to all panel edges and shut area. The car was then painted, in Silver Birch, in the latest high specification two-pack paint using a double-block hand flattening process. The final colour was trapped in seven coats of high quality two pack lacquer and hand flatted and polished. All chrome was refurbished to concourse standard using copper and nickel to achieve a show quality result. All nickel plated items we re-plated to original specification.

The interior has been re-trimmed in black in Connolly leather. New Wilton carpets are fitted to the interior, and those to the boot have also been renewed. All upholstery throughout the vehicle, including the trim to the dashboard and the head cloth has been renewed.

A brand new 4 speed automatic gearbox was fitted, which could be swapped for a manual unit if desired. The axle was stripped, inspected and overhauled LSD. The overhaul of the cars suspension, and steering included sand blasting and bead blasting of all components and refinishing in Bonda primer and 2K black enamel. Careful inspection of all moving and wearing components and all bushings etc renewed throughout. Rear shock absorbers are fully overhauled. In addition to the standard suspension work, we have also fitted our own ‘Monte Carlo’ handling kit, and new Koni front shock absorbers.

The entire braking system was stripped, bead blasted, re-enamelled and rebuilt using new stainless steel pistons throughout. New servos and master cylinder fitted. All pipe work renewed with Kunifer piping and brass fittings throughout. In addition to the standard braking system, our own ‘Le Mans’ Brake Booster Kit has been fitted for enhanced braking performance.

All body fittings have been polished and refinished to the highest standards. All components were re-fitted using new original specification fasteners. A full set of new hand made aluminium door shut (Polka Dot) finishers was fitted to enhance that ‘new’ look. The car was reassembled using all new rubber seals and trims. The car has been fitted with a complete stainless steel exhaust system, with a lifetime guarantee, fully seam welded throughout. All new hangers and aluminium heat shields have been fitted. The car has an original specification tool kit and hydraulic jack.

This collector car has undergone a full road test and pre-delivery inspection programme to iron out any bugs. The car will be covered by our extensive 12 month warranty subject to conditions being agreed.

This DB5 in our opinion must be one of the best available in the world!
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