Wow, what a car! Darren Mills is bringing this lovely Aston Martin DB5.
This DB5/1352/R was built in 1963 as a RHD example with engine number 400/1287 and body number DB5/1352. Featuring the desirable ZF 5 speed gearbox, 1352 was registered in London on the 22nd November 1963 with the number 971 GXY. 1352 was first bought by Mr. Dennis Murphy, a London Stock broker, apparently through famous racing entrant and garage owner John Coombs. After around only 3 weeks of ownership, the DB5 was sold to Mr. Douglas Eaton as Mr. Murphy had apparently bought a new, much more expensive Ferrari from Coombs.
During Mr. Eaton’s ownership, the DB5 was serviced by John Everidge, a London Aston Martin specialist. In 1976, Mr. Eaton agreed to sell 1352 to Roger Wellesley-Smith, his business partner of the time.
During Mr Wellesley-Smith’s 40 years of ownership, the car was used sparingly and kept very original, even retaining its original tool kit and instruction manual.
Darren the car in 2016 and after enjoying it for the summer, committed to having it fully restored. The car was completely dismantled, stripped back to bare metal and repaired where required. The engine was rebuilt by Aston specialists RS Williams and at the same time was reversibly upgraded to 4.7 litres. When reassembled, it was finished in California Sage with a Beige Connelly Hide.
The blue car is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE, the other family classic.
Now in its sixth year the Turner Locker Barnfield Revival was created by Turner Locker Barnfield a Commercial Property Agency and Consultancy based in Barnfield Crescent in Exeter’s Southernhay area.
This year’s motoring event will be held in Barnfield Crescent Exeter on September 22nd 2019 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, full details here.