The Aston Martin DB5, released in 1963, was a slight upgrade from the DB4 which preceded it. It is perhaps most famous for being the first and most recognized James Bond car, seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, and GoldenEye.

The major difference between the DB4 and DB5 is the engine - the DB5’s was boosted to 4.0 L (3995 cc/243 in³). Another addition was the 5-speed transmission option. The standard engine, with three SU carburettors, produced 282 hp (210 kW), propelling the car to 148 mph (238 km/h).

A very unusual DB5 was the "shooting brake" station wagon, a dozen of which were produced by independent coachbuilder, Harold Radford.

  • 1963 Aston-Martin DB5
  • Year:
  • 0-60 time:
    8.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    135 mph
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