Three historic Aston Martin DB5 models are up for sale in a once-in-a-lifetime auction.
IN A “once in a lifetime” opportunity, classic car aficionados can own three of the most iconic Aston Martin machines ever constructed.
Three of the ultra-rare Aston Martin DB5 cars will be sold as part of a collection with a staggering £4 million price tag. The models were gathered over the course of a 12-year period, and each includes a complete file history.
Each car has been completely restored by a top Aston Martin restoration specialist and is in “as-new” condition.
The cars will be on display for the first time at the London Concours in June, and are being offered by Aston Martin dealer Nicholas Mee and Co.
Founder Nicholas Mee acknowledged that each car had been meticulously refurbished.
He described the trio as the “ultimate Vantage collection” and a terrific opportunity for investors to buy something unique.
“I have never been more excited to present this fantastic collection of Iconic DB5 Vantages in the 40 or more years I have been dealing in Aston Martin cars than to offer this fabulous collection of Iconic DB5 Vantages,” he said.
“Each one is exceedingly uncommon, and they are all in immaculate condition, and we are thrilled to bring to market this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a collector to invest in this unique DB5 Vantage collection,” says the company.
“In Aston Martin’s 108-year history of making vehicles, the DB5 is the most iconic model ever created.
“I am confident that this collection of DB5 Vantages, which encompasses every body style produced, will be eternally known as the ultimate Vantage collection.”
Only over 1,000 Aston Martin DB5 models were ever produced, making it one of the most sought-after sports cars.
The performance-enhanced Vantage vehicles were considerably scarce, with only about 70 made.
On top of the conventional DB5’s 282bhp, the Vantage variants can produce an additional 40bhp.
Despite the vehicles’ age, the car can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 6.5 seconds.
The DB5 Shooting Brake car is the star of the show, and it is thought to be the only one ever made.
Former Aston Martin chairman David Brown is said to have used the model to transport his gundog and polo equipment.
The extra room proved to be extremely popular. As part of their order, 11 buyers explicitly requested the new design.
The DB5 Vantage Convertible, which was popular among celebrities, sits next the Shooting Brake. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”