1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible


gramar

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 07:11
A rare sight photographed at Stourhead. I wonder how much it's worth?




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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 08:01
I actually prefer the hard top version but I wouldn't kick this one out of my garage...
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Andrew

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 08:07
bwlchmawr wrote:
I actually prefer the hard top version but I wouldn't kick this one out of my garage...

You're so fussy.....


....I bet you prefer the Gold paintjob too?


LennyBloke

gramar

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 08:35
Aged 11 I owned an example of the original corgi model 261, the James Bond hardtop DB5 in 1965. From memory I think it cost 7/6. It was handed down to my two younger brothers who trashed it - as little boys do. I wish I had it now.

I am fortunate however to have a black and white photo of me holding it proudly when it was still intact!
Last Edited by gramar on 08/12/2015 - 08:37

fatspider

Link Posted 08/12/2015 - 20:55
gramar wrote:
Aged 11 I owned an example of the original corgi model 261, the James Bond hardtop DB5 in 1965. From memory I think it cost 7/6. It was handed down to my two younger brothers who trashed it - as little boys do. I wish I had it now.

I am fortunate however to have a black and white photo of me holding it proudly when it was still intact!

And those early Corgi JB models fetch a nice price today, especially if you have the box and the passenger with the gun hasn't been "ejected" and lost
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 09/12/2015 - 08:27
LennyBloke wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
I actually prefer the hard top version but I wouldn't kick this one out of my garage...

You're so fussy.....


....I bet you prefer the Gold paintjob too?


Now that would be taking the whatsit...
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Andrew

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 09/12/2015 - 08:30
gramar wrote:
Aged 11 I owned an example of the original corgi model 261, the James Bond hardtop DB5 in 1965. From memory I think it cost 7/6. It was handed down to my two younger brothers who trashed it - as little boys do. I wish I had it now.

I am fortunate however to have a black and white photo of me holding it proudly when it was still intact!

I had one and it was wonderful. The machine guns popped out and the ejection seat worked too, flinging the baddie into the air. But it got played with and scratched, the man was hoovered up. I think mum sent it to a jumble sale (remember those?) in the end. I don't care: toys are to be played with.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Robert Adams
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fatspider

Link Posted 10/12/2015 - 09:26
Quote:
in the end. I don't care: toys are to be played with.

Reminds me of James Mays Toy Stories visiting an auction, buying an old Hornby Engine and telling them to keep the box
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/12/2015 - 18:35
fatspider wrote:
Quote:
in the end. I don't care: toys are to be played with.

Reminds me of James Mays Toy Stories visiting an auction, buying an old Hornby Engine and telling them to keep the box

Lovely. I'd be the same with real cars if I had Jay Leno's garage and his bank balance. Keep the nice and clean, fed and watered but take the out and use them...

I was looking at a red Ferrari 250GT from 1960 today and biting the back of my hand...
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Robert Adams
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 10/12/2015 - 19:32
That'd be great rigged up!
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/12/2015 - 06:42
cardiffgareth wrote:
That'd be great rigged up!

Gareth do you really think the lucky owner would let you near those hallowed panels with your sucker?!
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Andrew

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ears

Link Posted 11/12/2015 - 09:39
Is the shadow deliberate? Makes it look like it had a prang and someone replaced the door with a mismatched one from an old Ford Cortina.
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gramar

Link Posted 11/12/2015 - 18:06
Yes the shadow is deliberate. The car is parked opposite a long tall brick wall that has an entrance into a courtyard eating area. and if you look closely another car parked alongside the wall is reflected too.
Last Edited by gramar on 11/12/2015 - 18:09

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 11/12/2015 - 18:13
bwlchmawr wrote:
cardiffgareth wrote:
That'd be great rigged up!

Gareth do you really think the lucky owner would let you near those hallowed panels with your sucker?!

Could use the glass!

As long as you spray window cleaner on both mating surfaces then it doesn't damage the paintwork
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/12/2015 - 19:44
cardiffgareth wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
Quote:
That'd be great rigged up!

Gareth do you really think the lucky owner would let you near those hallowed panels with your sucker?!

Could use the glass!

As long as you spray window cleaner on both mating surfaces then it doesn't damage the paintwork

Oh, OK then... This bit of kit could open up a very exciting world of photography for you, G. Looking forward to seeing more shots. I could cross the Channel and you could shoot my Z3. Perhaps not blue-blooded enough, though.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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