Unveiled to the world in 1963, the DB5 featured beautiful aluminum coachwork in thefamous Superleggera style and significant mechanical upgrades over the DB4 includinga new four-liter engine, improved ZF gearbox, Girling disc brakes, and standard electricwindows. This new Aston Martin drew praise from buyers, journalists, and motoringenthusiasts, not to mention that it was immortalized in film as the personal transport ofJames Bond.Between 1963 and 1965 Aston Martin built just 1,021 examples of the DB5, a total thatincludes 123 of the ultra-rare DB5 Convertibles.
Othernoteworthy factory options include Normalair air conditioning, Power Lok differential,Blaupunkt radio, Britax seatbelts, and chrome wire wheels wearing Dunlop whitewalltires. Originally delivered to the well-known US distributor J.S.
for five years, and it was onlyfitting that he drove a classic DB5 Convertible during this period.While the DB5 Convertible was in his ownership, the factory supplied him a replacementengine for the car. This was no ordinary engine, but rather was the most powerfulVantage engine ever produced a VC series unit with triple Weber carburetors, greatlyimproving the performance of the DB5 Convertible.