MAKE Aston Martin
MODEL DB5 Ogle Saloon to Vantage Spec
COLOUR Silver Birch
YEAR 1965 / C
DESCRIPTION We are delighted to once again be able to offer to the market this unique DB5 Saloon, having undergone a “body off chassis” 3 year restoration, which was carried out by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winning restorers Spray Tec Restorations and Bodylines Specialist Panel Beaters.
This motor car was used by Ogle Design Ltd to show the factory their thoughts on how the interior of the DB6 could have looked.
These suggestions included a completely new layout of the dashboard and glove compartment, addition of a new centre console, central opening armrest (hinged at the rear) and chrome plated ashtray.
The seating design was simpler, complete with a large “V” pattern – which was adopted on the DB6, redesigned interior door panels, complete with a new interior door release handle.
The trim panels to the rear parcel shelf also differed from the DB5.
The car is now finished in Silver Birch Metallic with Black Hide Interior Trim and correct Grey Headlining.
The engine has been rebuilt by R.S. Williams Ltd to 4.2 Litre Vantage Specification and the car benefits from having a R.S.W. Ride and Handling Package fitted. New Borrani Wheels and 3 Eared Spinners have also been fitted.
Other subtle enhancements include the installation of Air Conditioning, a new albeit period looking Becker Mexico Radio/Navigation System – which also incorporates Bluetooth Telephone Preparation.
This car had remained in store in Northern Europe for the best part of 20 years, prior to it being returned to the United Kingdom, where it has been restored.
She recently made an appearance at the AMOC Concours, which was held at Waddesdon Manor and came second in class, having been driven there and not cleaned!
TRANSMISSION 5 Speed Manual
ENGINE CAPACITY 4200