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1964 Aston Martin DB5

Vehicle Description

1964 Aston Martin DB5 in Sierra Blue with Fawn Connolly hide trim.  Date of Registration 03/06/1964.  54,490 miles.  Right-hand drive.  Three former owners with single family ownership from 1964 to 2005.  Known ownership history with comprehensive history file.  Power assisted steering and air conditioning.  Well maintained.

The car was delivered new on 11th June 1964 to Cyril Williams Motors Ltd having left the factory equipped wit a limited-slip differential and heated rear screen.  First registered as AJW 646B, the Aston had been purchased by Messrs William Sharp (Birmingham) Ltd for a Mr Horton, presumably one of its directors.  The AMOC Register records two Belfry Concours awards for the DB5 while it was in Mr Horton’s ownership (in 1966 and 1968).

The Horton family subsequently relocated to the Isle of Man where the car was re-registered as 1964 MN.  In May 2005, after a remarkable 41 years in the Horton family’s ownership, the DB5 was purchased frm them by Mr David Campbell, whose various addresses are recorded on accompanying documents as Onchan, Isle of Man; Helen’s Bay, County Down, NI; and Dublin, RoI.

While in the Hortons’ ownership, the Aston had been looked after (from approximately 1970) by renowned marque specialist, Andy Chapman, whose recollections of it are on file.  A re-spray in original livery had been carried out, but no mechanical work was undertaken until David Campbell took the DB5 to the renowned marque specialists Post Vintage Engineers Ltd in 2005.  Post Vintage have looked after the car ever since, as evidenced by numerous invoices on file, one of their first tasks being to overhaul the cylinder head and convert it to accept unleaded fuel.  Prior to his purchase, David Campbell had had the DB5 inspected by Colin Thew, former Service Manager with Aston Martin, whose detailed report, describing it as in generally very good condition, is on file.

Post Vintage’s association with the Aston, now reunited with its original registration, AJW 646B, continued when ownership passed to Mr Peter Mimpriss of Nayland, Suffolk in September 2009.  Prior to Mr Mimpriss taking delivery, Post Vintage had rebuilt the engine, enlarging it to 4.2-litres capacity in the process, and fitted air conditioning (illustrated record on file).

In letters to Post Vintage’s Managing Director, Adrian Johnson, Mr Mimpriss was able to report that the DB5 had ‘performed faultlessly’ for the entire 1,750 miles of the 2010 AMOC Tour of Spain, and also for the 2,000 miles of that year’s NATO Tour of Northern England and Scotland.

Shortly thereafter, ownership passed to Mr Michael Wilson of Lytham, Lancashire.  Power assisted steering was fitted by Aston  Engineering Ltd of Derby in April 2014, but apart from that, Post Vintage Engineers Ltd continued to maintain and service the car.  Works carried out in April 2015 include an interior re-trim to original specification in  Connolly hide; supplying and fitting a new rear bumper, re-chroming the front grille and front bumper; and replacing all window glass.  The most recent service bill on file from Aston Engineering dates from July 2017.

The car comes complete with its original jack and tool kit, instruction book and MoT to April 2019.

Vehicle Specifications

  • Registration date: 1964
  • Milage: 54,490 mi
  • Engine Size: 1964
  • Fuel Type: petrol
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: Sierra Blue
  • Body Shape: coupe
  • Doors: 2dr

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