The World's Finest Aston Martin DB5 On Sale For $1 Million
19 Avril 2017 - Carbuzz
If there's a better DB5 in the world, we've never seen it.
Having once been owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, this stunning example of the Aston Martin DB5, described as one of the finest on the planet, has since been completely restored and is now up for sale with Hexagon Classics in the UK. The restoration included a full repaint in its original shade of Goodwood Green, and a retrimmed interior in original Connolly Leather Natural Hide with matching period-correct Beige Wilton carpets.
The DB5's 4.0-liter straight-six engine was mechanically refurbished by Aston Martin specialists, Pugsley & Lewis Ltd, allowing it to run on unleaded gas. A new clutch, a fresh set of 15-inch Chromium wire wheels and new Avon Radial tires ensures the DB5 was returned to full health, while the engine compartment and vehicle underside were prepared to concours standards. The DB5 comes with a factory build sheet, details of the 1986 restoration the Prince undertook when he bought the car for his personal use in Switzerland as well as the more recent restoration, the original owner's manual and factory jack.
Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: "This is without doubt one of the finest Aston Martin DB5s currently on sale anywhere in the world. Not only has it been the subject of a meticulous restoration but it also has a very prestigious previous owner. DB5s in such condition and with such provenance are very rare indeed. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase an outstanding example of a true British motoring icon." The DB5 is currently on show at Hexgaon Classics' London showroom, carrying a price tag of 799,995 GBP (or just over $1 million at today's rates).