Vehicles | June 27, 2022 3:35 pm

You Could Own the Aston Martin DB5 Once Owned by Aston Martin’s David Brown

Only 123 of these were ever made

David Brown Of Aston Martin
English entrepreneur David Brown (1904 - 1993), owner of the car manufacturing firm Aston Martin Lagonda, 1966.
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When you’re looking at Aston Martins old and new, you’re likely to encounter a model that’s part of the DB series. That’s an homage to Sir David Brown, who owned the company for decades. Along the way, the DB series becamee associated with both engineering and performance. “The early DB series cars earned Aston Martin legitimate sporting credentials and with the James Bond favorite DB5, world recognition,” Chris Perkins and Brian Silvestro wrote in a 2018 Road & Track article.

One would think, then, that an Aston Martin from the DB series owned by DB himself would be an especially fine example of automaking. Well, if you have over a million pounds on hand, you can find out for yourself. As Autoblog reports, Brown’s personal 1964 DB5 convertible is now being sold through Nicholas Mee & Co.

Nicholas Mee & Co’s listing for the convertible reveals more about it — including the fact that only 123 of them were built. Brown held on to this car for a few years, before it passed on to a subsequent buyer who seems to have kept it in fine shape and replaced the engine in 1969. It last changed hands in 1994, and has accumulated 99,323 miles over the years.

If you’re intrigued, it’s currently selling for £1,150,000 — or just over $1.4 million. Automotive history like this doesn’t come cheap.