1965 Aston Martin DB5
- U.S.-delivery, factory left-hand-drive example
- Original colors of California Sage over Beige
- Five-speed transmission, factory Bosch radio, and heated rear window
- Stunning, well-sorted restoration from several marque specialists
The build sheet also records the second owner, James S. Hillhouse of Colorado, who owned the DB5 by May 1970. The car eventually passed into Texas, before settling with its current owner in 1988. This nearly three-decade-long custodianship has seen DB5/2268/L undergo a thorough and well-documented restoration by several marque specialists to return the vehicle to like-new specification. Autosport Designs undertook a cosmetic renewal, including repainting the DB5 in its original California Sage color. Kevin Kay Restorations performed a complete re-trim of the interior and boot. Additionally, Vintage Connection of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, carried out an engine rebuild, including head, valve train, carburetors, and clutch. The chassis and underside have been cleaned, but never disassembled.
Over the course of nearly three decades, the owner has stood proudly beside this DB5 at many AMOC events and concours d’elegance from coast to coast. It was first shown in August 1989 at the AMOC Monterey Festival. Other concours events include at Ault Park, Texas, Lime Rock, and Santa Fe. Furthermore, he has participated in the AMS Dixie Challenge, Chicago Historic Races, Pittsburgh Grand Prix, and the Great NW Tour in 1997, which ended in Monterey, California.
Presented in beautiful and authentic condition, from a meticulous owner, DB5/2268/L offers the opportunity to own one of the most desirable specification DB5s available on the market today.