1965 Aston Martin DB5

DB5/1715/L

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Factory left hand drive
• 3-owner vehicle
• Featured in 2002 movie "Catch Me If You Can"

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Full Description

Steel Wings is proud to offer this stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Finished in the popular Silver Birch over red Connolly leather interior, 1715/L is one of 1021 DB5s built between July of 1963 and September of 1965. A factory left-hand drive example, it was originally delivered to Dr. H. St. John Smith of Massachusetts. It was eventually sold on to a Dr. William Crowell of New Hampshire, before being acquired by the current owner. A bona fide 3-owner car, 1715/L has been in the third owner's collection since the late 1970s and has been serviced by Steel Wings since that time.

During the current ownership, the double overhead cam straight six engine received a full rebuild and was uprated to 4.2-litre specifications from the original 4-litre. It is fitted with performance camshafts and triple Weber carburetors, replacing the original SUs. Mated to the correct ZF 5-speed transmission, the result is a substantial boost in horsepower and torque. When new, 1715/L was fitted with interesting options including Selectaride adjustable rear shock dampening and a limited slip differential, both of which are still on the car. Also included are correct tool roll, hammer and jack.

Of particular interest to potential buyers is the celebrity provenance that comes with this car. Featured in the film "Catch Me If You Can", this example can be seen racing through the streets of Manhattan as Leonardo DiCaprio's Frank Abagnale continues his transformation into a James Bond-esque character!

The Aston Martin DB-5 is a milestone vehicle - no asterisks, no excuses. Universally admired, the DB5 is eligible for countless concours and driving events. This is a meticulously maintained example of a legendary British saloon that can be enjoyed today and for years to come. 1715/L is a highly desirable Aston and it will not last long. The Superleggera by Touring design is as stunning as it was in 1965, and the paintwork, chrome, engine, and (mostly) original interior remain in spectacular condition. This car will certainly go home with its 4th owner in short order.

NOTE: This example originally featured air conditioning, but components including condenser compressor and under-hood hoses were removed at some point in its life, and do not come with the car. However these parts could be easily sourced and refitted.

If you would like to copy and paste this link below, you will be directed to a 2-minute video clip from the movie Catch Me If You Can featuring this vehicle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUmdr0bSHqE

Specifications

1965 Aston Martin
Mileage 68,019 miles
LHD