While the DB5 wasn't the first in the series, it was however dubbed by the 1964 New York World's Fair 'the most famous car in the world' from its cinematic debut as the iconic James Bond car, first appearing in the Goldfinger (1964). The DB5 shared many similarities to its older brother the DB4 with substantial differences under the bonnet. With an enlarged engine capacity of 4 litres from the original DB4's 3.7, added SU carburettors and the most significant difference being the introduction of a full synchro ZF 5-speed gearbox.
This 1964 Aston Martin DB5 came to us for a flat back external paint and re-spray to the classic James Bond 'Silver Birch'.
When it comes down to completing a car respray any professional will tell you its all in the preparation. Prepping the paintwork is as important as applying it as it ensures a truly professional quality finish. Our paintwork team begins by sanding the body to remove the top layer, this ensures the primer and paint sticks for a long-lasting finish. Next the primer is applied to seal the metal surfaces, this creates a protective barrier and an ideal surface to paint onto.
Next the team secures the interior by taping up the doors, windows, boot making sure not to miss any extra areas that might be affected such as the grille, headlights and fuel cap. Once prepared the DB5 is then ready to undergo its transformation.
The DB5 has now been sprayed and finished in Silver Birch to create that iconic James Bond look. The workshop team are now proceeding to carefully re-fit the original chrome trim to complete the overall look.