• Private collection "Aston Martin DB5"- Year of production 1963-1965 (1021 copies).
The DB5 has marked his time by combining an elegant dress signed by Touring Superleggera and a powerful mechanical, a 6-cylinder in-line 4 liters.
Don Hayter sketch the general line of the car that is reviewed by Federico Formenti responsible for shaping the DB4 in Touring Superleggera.
Available in coupe and convertible, the DB5 displays the stylistic features of past and current Aston Martin, namely chrome arrow on the flanks, but the grille "T returned." This last feature is also the most visible characteristic of the brand. His line is not new, since it follows that of the DB4 Vantage.
The globes faired headlights, already on the DB4 Vantage and GT, say the curved shapes of the automobile. The DB5 being somewhat cramped, David Brown decided to build a personal break to carry his hunting equipment and his dogs.
Against all expectations, attracting customers find the break so that to meet demand, Aston Martin entrust to the body "Harold Radford" the realization of a very limited series of DB5 break. Apart from David Brown exemplary twelve hunting breaks will be built from 1965 to 1967.
Feuillle Steinbach (28,74 X 21,65 inch - internal frame de 20,078 X 18,307 inch)
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Lionel Walter Birch Martin - Robert Bamford : Birth of a legend
Lionel Walter Martin Birch, creator of the brand Aston Martin, was born in 1978 in Cornwall. This British mechanics is a passionate
pioneers of the automobile. It was in 1908 that mechanical prodigy opened a car repair shop in an area of London with a partner.
It will become, eventually, concessionaire for the Singer British brand. It is in a small workshop the two friends conceived the prototype named "Coat
Scuttle "which could reach speeds of 115 km/h.
Source: motor sport academy
The luxury car brand and race, was created in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Gaudon based in Warwickshire, is a subsidiary of Provide since 2007. The Aston Martin name comes from the name of its creator and Aston Clinton hillclimb, which won in 1913 Lionel Martin.
The winged emblem, introduced in 1932 by Sammy Davis, a former driver of the Bentley brand, originated the Egyptian god Khepri, symbolized by a beetle.
Source : wikipédia
Thereafter, it is the Aston Martin Bunny that will shine the image of the brand by defeating ten world speed records. Noted that it is on track French that the British brand starts the competition. Indeed, it is at the Grand Prix Club de France in Strasbourg July 15, 1922 that Aston
Martin begins competitions.
Lionel Martin has unfortunately removed from office as technical director of the brand in 1926. As a result of economic problems, the brand
Aston Martin was bought by new owners and was renamed Aston Martin Motors Ltd.
Source: motor sports academy
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