This 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is a right-hand-drive example that was among the first 50 of 886 coupes built during the model’s two-year production run. Chassis 1348/R was sold new in November 1963 by Plough Motors of Stroud, Gloucestershire, and remained with its first owner until 1967. It was used daily by its second owner for the ensuing 10 years, and then spent time with a series of UK collectors before being imported to Canada in 2008. Finished in Silver Mink over grey Connolly leather, the car is powered by its numbers-matching 4.0-liter DOHC straight-six and was one of the first DB5s to be fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox from ZF. The interior was refurbished in 2017, and the car received the Rolling Sculpture Award at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance that same year. This DB5 also won its class at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance of America.
The DB5 is the most iconic James Bond car of them all. 007 is seen driving this model first in Goldfinger but the car makes reoccurring appearances in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, SkyFall and Spectre. The DB5 will also be feature in the new James Bond Film- No Time to Die. Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig all had amazing chase scenes with the DB5. Roger Moore didn’t drive the DB5 as James Bond but he did in the classic automotive movie The Cannonball Run.