Car Catcher: An Aston Martin DB5 With Air Conditioning, Power Steering and an Upgraded 4.2-Liter Engine

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Designed by coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, the Aston Martin DB5 improved upon the success of the DB4 by enlarging the inline-six powerplant from 3.7-liters to 4.0, and constructing the entire engine out of aluminum. That, coupled with the use of three SU carburetors, meant the DB5 was capable of around 280 horsepower.

This 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is a unique example from that range as it has had its engine further enlarged to 4.2 liters in displacement.

More upgrades can be seen inside the interior, as a “concealed contemporary air-conditioning system” was added, with the controls “discretely located on the driver’s side of the center console.” Perhaps another welcome addition is the power steering system, which can be “switched on or off from the dash or regulated using a control knob also conveniently located on the A/C control panel.”

Currently reported to be wearing 8074 miles, this DB5 has also had a “comprehensive” engine rebuild as part of its displacement enlargement that included new pistons, fresh seals and an overhaul that would better facilitate the use of modern unleaded gasoline.

Finished in silver over a black leather interior, this 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is available through Fantasy Junction for $895,000.

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wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
1/23/21 10:47 a.m.

The power steering is a good idea - those boots don't look like the 185 VR-15 original size, and that steering would be pretty heavy without it.

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