For Sale: 1964 Aston Martin DB5, some assembly required

The difference here is that the seller, who register the car on Collecting Cars, have no illusions about what the car is. This is a completely dismantled Aston Martin DB5 that has been taken over in bare and metal parts. But it wasn’t just taken apart, it was actually completely restored to pieces. The car was brought back to the bare structure that was originally manufactured by Superleggera, then completely new panels were hand-beaten by the “original factory crew members”.

Before the car reached its currently pending state of glory, it actually spent time in California, where most of its history has been lost. It left the factory with a coat of Black Pearl paint and a White Gold leather interior. When found in 2016, it had a red leather interior and it was repainted in Caribbean Blue Pearl.

Someone clearly wanted to completely restore the car, even paying a lot of money for serious work on the engine. The original engine has been rebuilt to DB4 Vantage specifications with a 4.2 liter displacement and upgraded oil and coolant pumps. The suspension and steering have also been reconditioned, but it’s unclear if they’re changed from factory spec.

As it turns out, it’s a car that’s ready to be reassembled into something big. But it needs expensive painting and interior re-lining to make it a truly complete restoration. Anyone who has a project car knows that the last 10% is always the most taxing and expensive part. This DB5 is offered in an “as seen” condition, with no restoration work promised. If you spend money, you are responsible for everything.

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