Robert Plant’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 for sale

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 11, 2017

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  2. SteveP

    SteveP Dec 12, 2017

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    Again, earth-shatteringly beautiful. (No, I meant the car!) Is that an original colour? It's a stunner regardless...
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  3. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Dec 12, 2017

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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 12, 2017

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    Yes, the color surprised me too.
     
  5. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2017

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    Is it the angle of the photo or is the restored car riding 5cm too high?
     
  6. SteveP

    SteveP Dec 14, 2017

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    Eagle-eyed Mike. ;-) Definitely riding higher isn't it? I'm certainly no expert but something 'upgraded' about the suspension perhaps?
    Incidentally, the red is original-'Dubonnet' I understand. I once saw a 'California Sage' DB5-I thought at the time how refreshingly different it was-I feel the same with the above. Let's face it, I'll take it in any colour!
     
  7. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Dec 14, 2017

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    Looking for the original hight of the DB5 I discovered something completely different: There has been a "Breadvan" (or "Camionetta", as you want) of the DB5....
     
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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 14, 2017

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    :eek: That is something from an alternate universe!
     
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    MRC Dec 14, 2017

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    A friend who used to restore Lotuses but now builds very fancy long-distance racing motorcycles http://peterdayyamaha.webs.com/ had something he did on suspension that these restorers may not have. The rubber bushes in the suspension are installed with the car supported by the chassis or underbody and the springs push the suspension down as it is installed. So he would attach chains to the chassis and pull the suspension against the springs and leave it for a couple of days. If he did not do this the finished restoration would ride too high until it had been driven a way to settle the new bushes down.
     
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    MRC Dec 14, 2017

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    This was a modification made to other British makes, particularly in the 1960s.

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    This one was known as the Elanbulance.
     
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    Pitfitter446 Dec 14, 2017

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    Kinda reminds me of the Reliant Scimitar.
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 14, 2017

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    :confused:
     
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