Ahh, the Aston Martin DB5. This is without doubt one of my favourite cars and one I would love to own if I ever happen to come in to a decent amount of money. It’s difficult to mention this car without linking to James Bond, especially as the first time I clapped eyes on this iconic motor was in Goldfinger, one of my most favourite Bond movies.
Not Your Average DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is very special in its own right and even to this day, people will crowd around one, but this one used to belong to someone rather important. His name was Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and he once served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Blimey, that’s quite a long job title.
His highness bought the car in ’86 for personal use in Switzerland and enjoyed the car for a total of 12 years. After he was done with it in 1998 he passed it on to someone in Geneva, who owned the car all the way through to 2015. It was then acquired by Hexagon Classics, before being restored to its former glory.
Restored To Greatness
This means that the wonderfully rich Goodwood Green paintwork looks as good as it did back in ’64, plus the Connolly leather interior has also been refurbished, making what Hexagon has described as “One of the best on sale anywhere in the world.”
Other parts of the car to that have updated include the clutch and new 15″ wire wheels that are wrapped with brand new Avon Radial tyres. The 4.0 litre straight six engine has also had a good going over, so you shouldn’t need to worry about any extended stops in lay-bys as you wait for the AA man to come. Which is just as well, considering the car’s price. Are you sat down? Good. It’s erm, £799,995.
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.”