Originally released in 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 was tapped to be the third car issued to the world’s most famous spy—James Bond. Bond has driven a DB5 in several movies, and collectors worldwide proudly display their own Aston Martins in their collections. One such collector was Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame.
Plant owned a 1965 DB5, chassis number 1744/R, until 1986, when he sold it to father and son collectors in the West Midlands. Chapman Spooner soon picked up the car, and it is now being offered by Classic Driver.
This DB5 is the standard coupe, meaning it has an inline-6, 3,995 cc engine that can put out 282 bhp and 288 lb-ft of torque. The coupe has a top speed of 143 mph, and can hit 0 to 60 in just eight seconds. This particular model was hardly used, showing only 62,400 miles. It’s two-wheel drive and has a manual gearbox.
Given its rock and roll heritage, and the Aston Martin’s popularity in film (it’s not just James Bond that drives one – these stunning vintage vehicles appear in many films), this DB5 would look great in your garage. You’ll be able to rock out to Led Zepellin and keep your 00 license in the glove box.