1965 Aston Martin DB5
The build of this Aston Martin DB5 was completed on 3rd May 1965 and subsequently road registered on 1st January 1966. According to the original Aston Martin factory build sheet, the first owner was Captain Peter Lorne Mackie Campbell from Tarbet, Argyll in Scotland.
Originally finished in Fiesta Red with Beige Connolly Vaumol trim, factory optional extras included a heated rear screen and 3 eared hub caps (Spinners). Also noted on the factory service record is the documented installation of a reconditioned engine by AML works service in February 1972. Further information gained from the extensive history file shows the change of exterior colour to metallic Green between 1972 to 1973 together with many invoices to the present day, displaying service and restoration work completed.
Following several documented previous owners and the car displaying the registration number 00 7700 in the early 1980s, the current owner purchased the car some 29 years ago and entrusted Ian Moss (Aston expert) with the initial inspection. Ian then carried out remedial work to make the car roadworthy again. Further routine work was then carried out by AML authorised dealer Donaldson and Evans in Cheshire followed by Cross Street Garage (Operated by the former Service Manager at Donaldsons when they ceased trading in 1997).
In 2007, it was decided that the vehicle would be dismantled by Haslams Body Repairs to allow for repairs to the steel and aluminium panel work. The car was subsequently repainted by them in Rolls Royce Balmoral Green. In 2009 the painted shell was transported to us, Aston Engineering, where a full mechanical re-build on the car took place. The invoices and photographic record on file show the detailed work carried out, including the rebuilding and installation of the engine (Fully dyno tested), gearbox, axle, suspension, braking system and final build. The fully re-built 4.0Ltr engine was tested on our in-house dynamometer with the results showing 263bhp @ 5,700rpm.
To conclude, this is an opportunity to purchase a DB5 which would benefit from further cosmetic restoration in the future.
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