Aston Workshop Bespoke DB5
Celebrating 100 years of Aston Martin and 25 years of Aston Workshop each model in the Aston Bespoke Range offers the very latest enhancements and upgrades, transforming them into the ultimate version of these iconic classics.
The best known Aston Martin of all time, due to its starring role in the James Bond film, “Goldfinger” and more recently “Skyfall”. The DB5 was produced from 1963 to 1965 and is still the most iconic.
This is your opportunity to create the car of your dreams, with more than a little help from Aston Workshop of course!
This bespoke DB5 will represent the very finest restoration possible with every conceivable enhancement, resulting in what must surely be the ultimate DB5.
The following is a brief description of the restoration process, a more detailed explanation is available on our New Aston Bespoke Website – click HERE
Body & Paint
On all Bespoke models we would generally replace the entire panel work forward of the A-Post and from the B-post to the rear with a totally new panel structure.
A rigorous attention to detail, careful shaping, filing, priming, flatting and guide coating is necessary to achieve the end results demanded of a Bespoke DB5.
We use the latest computer based technology, skill and experience, together with an enormous selection of paint codes to offer the widest range of colours imaginable.
Option 1 – Original chassis restored
Option 2 – New, replacement chassis
A fully fabricated, brand new chassis to original specification including floorpan and bulkhead.
At Aston Workshop we can produce engines which far surpass original reliability and performance.
With the benefit of modern materials, machining techniques and oils we regularly build high performance engines to the highest specification, a perfect example of what can be achieved when starting from scratch, using modern upgraded parts and appropriate modifications.
We encourage our Bespoke owners to stipulate final engine specifications after careful consultation with our industry leading experts.
Modern, adjustable gas filled dampers, progressive rate springs and modern radial tyres have transformed the handling characteristics of modern cars. These dampers are now available to classic car owners too and are fitted as standard on all Bespoke models.
We are also working towards being able to offer in-car adjustable dampers on Bespoke models.
There is also the question of wheel & tyre choice. At the end of the day, this is a personal decision, and while we will recommend certain options that we know work well, the choice inevitably must be down to the owner.
Thanks to our vast experience and some clever designs we have developed transmission enhancements that not only offer increased performance and safety but are also thankfully very discreet.
On the Bespoke DB5 we can offer the following:
4 speed auto
Standard 5 speed manual
New Tremec T-5 manual
Toyota Supra 5 speed
New 6-speed ZF manual
We are also developing a new multi-speed electronic gearbox as an option for our Bespoke models, availability to be announced.
The standard 4HA axle can be upgraded with a choice of ratios and optional Limited Slip Differential.
When building a car such as the Bespoke DB5, it’s absolutely essential that the brakes be upgraded or enhanced to the very best specification possible in order to match its all-round improvement in performance.
Option 1 – A.P. Racing
Option 2 – A.P. Racing +
All Bespoke DB5 models are fitted with new wiring looms, switches, connections, relays, fuse systems etc. to ensure reliability of all electrical components.
Every model will also include a high output alternator to improve reliability and capacity of the charging system.
The Daytona electric window kit is fitted as standard to improve performance and reliability.
The Bespoke DB5 has the following electrical upgrade options available:
Electric power assisted steering
Thatcham 1 alarm system
Remote central locking
Intermittent wiper/washer system
A variety of ICE options with I-pod connection and Sat Nav
Hazard warning light system
HID headlight upgrades
Electronic and heated memory seats
Please contact our workshop manager to discuss model specifics.
The choice of exhaust system can dramatically alter the character of your tailor-made car. With this in mind, we are able to offer two different options for your Bespoke DB5.
Option 1 – Original specification replacement
Option 2 – Stainless Steel
Optional, ceramic ‘Zircotec’ coating providing exceptional heat insulation.
The interior of your DB5 will be completely re-trimmed to your specification. This includes a wide range of materials in a myriad of colour combinations. Modified instrumentation is also available as are optional chrome switches and centre armrest/glovebox.
Sound insulation upgrades are standard on all bespoke models allowing for longer journey lengths in greater comfort.
Exterior trim includes the fitting of new glass as a matter of course, plus all chrome areas prepared and re-chromed or fully replaced where necessary.
Our ‘Tropicalisation’ upgrade was specifically developed to deal with the hottest and most humid climates on the planet, but is of course of benefit to any owner of a bespoke model, anywhere in the world.
Your Bespoke DB5 will be upgraded to include a twin zone, front and rear air-conditioning system and total heat insulation of the cabin area using a specially designed woven insulation fabric hidden in the floor, roof and doors. We will also coat the exhaust manifolds and front pipes with a ceramic ‘Zircotec’ coating for ultimate heat insulation.
With the number of people able to correctly set up and maintain carburettors diminishing by the day, Aston Workshop has pioneered the fitment of Electronic Fuel Injection to the DB4, 5 and 6 cars. To this end, we have tested several cars running on this system over the past couple of years.
Our technical advisors will be more than happy to discuss the various options at the time of commissioning your project.
NOTE: As the name suggests, this is a tailor-made restoration to the client’s exact specification, therefore a 50% deposit will be required before commencement.
Seriously interested parties should contact us soon to avoid disappointment:
+44 (0)1207 233 525