The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, which was bought by legendary 60’s pop star Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers with the proceeds of their classic hit single ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey‘, has been restored by the owner to its former glory including a period Motorola sound system with Van Damme cabling.
The Aston Martin DB5 was made famous in 1964 as the car driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger. The high-performance DB5 Vantage was then introduced featuring three Weber twin-choke 45DCOE side-draft carburettors and revised camshaft profiles, delivering greater top-end performance. This engine produced 315hp (235kW).
Only 65 of the DB5 Vantage models were built and its provenance makes this a very special car. In addition to a full restoration the car has had its period Motorola stereo system converted to digital, including a DAB radio, while keeping its original 1960s appearance. The Van Damme cabling for the car was provided by VDC Trading.
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