|The set up of this race car was completed by Colin Blower of fame and TVR, measured on the dyno, it developed 390 bhp. Running on the original chassis, with Considerable strengthening, the car has a full roll cage making it Considerably Stiffer.
The suspension is fully adjustable via coil springs over dampers and the car has rose-jointed suspension mounts and a fully adjustable front anti-roll bar. Brakes are 6 pot front callipers.
Driven through a 4 speed dog box with Jack Knight gears and triple plate clutch AP racing with Tilton mechanism, the power comes from a highly developed 4.5 racing engine with a steel crank, special piston rods, camshafts and 55 DCOE Weber carburettors. Mapped ignition is via MSD and the car sits on 16 x 6 72 spoke wire wheels and Motor Wheel Service which campaigned on Yokohama Advan tires.
This car has a superb track pedigree over three decades the current owner contested the 2010 Val des Terres Hill Climb in Guernsey with a class win in the Hill then climb into the Credit Suisse Jersey Festival the same year came second in class. But for health problems, there would have been more in 2011, but those issues persist and are why the car has come back to the market
So this is a car that offers far more than an ordinary Aston Martin DB5 it is a well prepared, well presented thoroughbred with the silverware to back up its reputation on the track. Even for a novice Aston racer, if offers a competitive car with huge potential and for one with more experience, a podium finisher with realistic championship aspirations.
Chassis No.: DB5/1711/R