Is this the cleanest Aston Martin DB5 in the world?
An Aston Martin DB5 previously owned by a Persian Prince has hit the market with an incredible £799,995 (about $1 million) asking price. For sale at Hexagon Classics in North London, the DB5 is finished in rare Goodwood Green and was bought by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in 1986.
Khan bought the Aston for his personal use in Switzerland, following a full restoration, and kept it until February 1998 when he sold it to another Geneva resident. They kept it for a further 16 years until Hexagon bought it in 2015.
Since then, the dealer has given the car a complete restoration, including a repaint in its original Goodwood Green colour as well as an interior re-trim in factory Connolly leather. A set of new period-correct beige Wilton carpets has also been fitted.
Aston Martin specialist Pugsley and Lewis has taken care of the DB5’s 4.0-litre straight-six engine, treating it to a full rebuild that allows it to run on unleaded fuel. It’s also had a new clutch fitted, along with new 15-inch chrome wire wheels and Avon Radial tyres.
The Aston’s engine bay and underside has been prepared to concours standards, meaning it’s ready to display at summer shows, says Hexagon.
“This is without doubt one of the finest Aston Martin DB5s currently on sale anywhere in the world,” said Hexagon’s chairman, Paul Michaels. “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.”
A wad of service history comes with the car, including a factory build sheet and all works invoices detailing the 1986 restoration as well as the one just completed. Pay the full £799,995 and the specialist classic car dealer says it’ll chuck in a full MOT and 12-month warranty.
Source: Hexagon Classics
Gallery: £800k Aston Martin DB5 for sale
EX-AGA KHAN ASTON MARTIN DB5 GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON
- Hexagon Classics is delighted to present for sale a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, previously owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
- One of the best on sale anywhere in the world, this DB5 has been subject to a thorough restoration with new Goodwood Green paintwork and a refurbished Connolly Leather interior
- Its 4.0-litre straight-six-cylinder engine has also undergone a full rebuild while the engine bay and underbody has been prepared to concours standards
- The DB5 is arguably the most famous of all Aston Martins having played starring roles in James Bond movies such as Goldfinger
- For full details of Hexagon’s current stocklist head to https://hexagonclassics.com
(London – April 12th 2017)
Hexagon Classics is proud to offer for sale a stunning Aston Martin DB5, previously owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and presented in fully restored condition.
Arguably the most famous and loved Aston Martin ever made, the DB5 is one of the most desirable classic cars in the world. Over the years, it has made several starring roles in movies, its screen debut being in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
Supplied new on 7th February 1964 by official Aston Martin agents Mill Car Garages of County Durham to Levey’s Wallpaper Stores of Walstead, Northumberland, the DB5 at Hexagon Classics was ordered by a Mr D Levey who specified the colour of Goodwood Green.
In 1986 it was bought by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan for his personal use in Switzerland. At the point of export, His Highness commissioned a detailed restoration. The Aga Khan held ownership of the DB5 until February 1998 when he sold it to another Geneva resident who kept the vehicle for some 16 years until it was acquired by Hexagon Classics in 2015.
Since then, it has undergone a complete restoration that has included a full repaint in the original manufactured colour of Goodwood Green and an interior re-trim in the original colour option of Connolly Leather Natural Hide. This re-trim has also included new, period-correct Beige Wilton carpets.
Under the skin, the DB5’s 4.0-litre straight-six-cylinder engine has had a mechanical re-furbishment completed by Aston Martin specialists, Pugsley & Lewis Ltd, a rebuild that now allows the car to run on unleaded fuel. It has also been treated to a new clutch, new Avon Radial tyres and new 15-inch Chromium wire wheels.
Further features include an engine compartment & vehicle underside prepared to concours standards.
Accompanying this car is a comprehensive service history file which includes the Factory Build Sheet and all works invoices detailing the 1986 restoration and those just completed. The documentation also includes a 1964 Aston Martin Factory Brochure, Aston Martin DB5 Owner’s Manual and original factory jack among other items. The car will be sold with a full MOT and 12-month warranty.
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.”
Priced at £799,995 the DB5 is available to view now at Hexagon Classics’ flagship showroom in north London.