A Trio Of Ultra-Rare Aston Martins Could Be Yours

The collection includes a coupé, shooting brake and convertible just for good measure.

By Rachel Cormack 07/06/2021

What’s better than one Aston Martin DB5? Three, of course. And, in a fortuitous twist of automotive fate, Nicholas Mee & Co. is offering collectors one such pinch-yourself trio for a handsome multimillion-dollar fee.

The DB5 is arguably the most iconic British car of all time and the weapon of choice for a certain famous secret agent. With roughly 1,000 in existence, getting your hands on one is no easy feat. In a deal that would make James Bond himself swoon, the Aston Martin specialist has listed three mid-1960s rarities for approx. $7.3 million (£4 million).

These aren’t just any old DB5s, either. Each car is one of the performance-enhanced Vantage versions of which the marque made less than 70. The Vantage boosted the regular DB5’s six-cylinder engine by 32kW for a total output of 263kW and a zero-to-97km/h time of 6.5 seconds, which was wholly impressive for the time.

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Collectiion

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Shooting Brake. TIM SCOTT

The trio comprises every body style, including a coupé, convertible and shooting brake, just for good measure. Naturally, all have been painstakingly restored by Aston Martin specialists and are presented in immaculate condition.

While each four-wheeler is a stunner in its own right, the standout is the one-of-one shooting brake. It was reportedly built especially for Aston Martin’s then-chairman David Brown to give him a little more space to carry his dogs and polo gear than the regular DB5. Fellow collectors fell in love with the station wagon and the automaker subsequently produced another 11 or so, though this is the only one built to Vantage specs. The vintage ride features a hand-crafted aluminium body by Harold Radford & Sons and features California sage paint over red hides.

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Collectiion

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible. TIM SCOTT

Next up, the DB5 convertible. Limited to 123, this icon of the Swinging Sixties was favoured by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Peter Sellers. Only five were finished to Vantage specification, making them especially coveted among collectors. The one listed here sports a Caribbean pearl blue exterior with a white gold hide interior.

Known as the most famous car in the world, the DB5 Vantage coupé is synonymous with 007 and emblematic of the marque itself. This particular model sports the same colours as Bond’s with a Silver Bitch exterior and black hide interior.

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Collectiion

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Coupé. TIM SCOTT

“In the 40 or more years I have been dealing in Aston Martin cars, I have never been more excited than to offer this fabulous collection of iconic DB5 Vantages,” founder Nicholas Mee said in a statement. “Each one of them extremely rare, they are all in a beautifully restored condition and we are delighted to bring to market, this once in a lifetime opportunity for a collector to invest in this unique DB5 Vantage collection.”

The three cars will be presented at the London Concours event that’s being held June 8 through 10 and can also be viewed at Nicholas Mee & Co.’s Hertfordshire showrooms. Best clear some room in your garage.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Drive Away In A BMW M8 Competition

A showcase of the very best the vaunted ‘M’ cars have to offer.

By Sponsored Content

23/06/2022

The World’s Fastest Cars Will Compete At This Weekend’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Vying for the famed hill-climb record will be the likes of Porsche’s LMDh racer, Hennessey’s Venom F5 and Rimac’s Nevera.

By Howard Walker

23/06/2022

BMW’s M3 Touring Wagon Is Finally Here

This is the first M3 wagon since the model was first introduced in 1986.

By Bryan Hood

23/06/2022

The New Bugatti Chiron L’Ébé

The hand-crafted hypercar is named after Ettore Bugatti’s eldest daughter.

By Bryan Hood

22/06/2022

Own This Steve McQueen Raced 1965 Lola T70

The antique race car has been meticulously restored and is presented in immaculate condition.

By Rachel Cormack

21/06/2022

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected