Forever iconic from its appearance alongside Sean Connery in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is arguably one of the worlds most memorable cars. Now, it can be yours.
With only 38,284km on its clock, one rare 1964 DB5 is on sale in Sydney for AUD$1,650,000.
Though that may seem like a significant amount of pocket change for a car barely with a cassette player when most now have Bluetooth, the 1964 DB5 is definitely no ordinary car. Its one of 1,021 models built worldwide, making it the ultimate collectors car.
It features an aluminium DOHC 4.0-litre straight six mated to a 5-speed ZF manual transmission and a lightweight tubular framed body designed by the Italian coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. It also puts on an impressive performance for its era, hitting 0-100km/h in about 8 seconds before topping out at 233km/h.
The interior has the classic 60's electric window switches, vintage analogue dials, aircraft-style levers and plush Dark Blue Connelly leather seating front and back. The exterior is presented in Silver Birch and is complemented with an Aston Martin Heritage Trust certificate along with early restoration documents and registration certificates dating from 1990.
The car is made all the more valuable as this is the first time it will change hands since it was sold by the manufacturer. It was delivered brand new to F.B. Beard ESQ. of St Johns Hill on the 22nd of May 1964.
There you have it. If you have AU$1.65m lying around and you're looking to own the iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5, you can make a deposit online via CarSales or go see the beauty in person at Classic Throttle Shop Sydney. If you really think about it, it's not actually that much coin for what will be worth 5 times as much in 20 years.