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The DB5 has arrived!!

Discussion in 'British' started by roma1280, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. David Lind

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    I was wondering about the driving experience itself. I have a lot of time in a 6 cyl XKE, which is probably my closest experience to a DB 5. I would imagine acceleration is similar, and they are from the same era. Any thoughts?
    Very, very stunning Aston!
     
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    #102 PBE624, Aug 20, 2015
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    DB5 has always has been on my shortlist, but given current prices will stay there for a while... . Meanwhile enjoying the modern version (DB9) :). Will be a classic one day as well, but probably will be too old to drive it by then... ;-))

    P.S. was the car always left hand drive or was it converted from RHD for you ?

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  3. roma1280

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    #103 roma1280, Sep 7, 2015
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    DB9 looks great Frank. Did you see the limited edition DB9, I think 150 will be made.
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    #104 roma1280, Sep 7, 2015
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    Here is the DB5 resting in the shade yesterday after another long drive. I drove the car into New York City on Friday and boy did the car turn some heads!

    PS was relieved not to be stopped with the UK plates on! Must get around to registering it.
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    current plates are befitting to the cars cult status, shaken non stirred!
     
  6. PBE624

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    James Bond special - DB9 GT
    Looks nice, apparently all 150 have been sold already...

    Personally, prefer the pre-2010 model year without extra spoilers and daytime running lights... but that's personal taste...

    Cheers
    Frank
     
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  8. David Lind

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    Awesome! And you worried about cops ... look what's just behind you in the Times Square photo!
     
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    Cops are just making sure nobody gets too close or a fat girl with zippered jeans does not sit on the hood.
     
  10. roma1280

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    Yes the light turned red and I jumped out to take the picture, the cops pulled up behind and stopped, I took the picture, gave them a thumbs up and jumped back into the car and drove off! I was determined to take that pic in Times Square!
     
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    1 block north of there are the topless red white and blue painted ladies...now that would have been a shot!

    Very Nice car!
     
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    Roma, that rocks!

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  15. roma1280

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    #115 roma1280, Jul 3, 2017
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    Even 007 needs an AC re-gas from time to time. The local garage isn't quite as glamorous as an underground bunker manned by Q but it still did the trick! I intend to use it as a daily driver into NYC over the summer when the traffic is better so need some cool air. 😎
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    BRAVO to you for driving this car!!!!! Glad to see its not tucked away in some museum or garage where nobody will truly enjoy it.

    Be well!

    Jim
     
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    Gorgeous car!!
     
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    Totally agree! I road tripped around New England last month and somewhere around Connecticut or Rhode Island there was a silver DB4 or DB5 filling up at a gas station along the highway. It was an awful rainy day but there it was.. Not sure if that was Roma but either way I was happy to see it out enjoying a bit of English weather on this side of the pond.
     
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  20. roma1280

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    Still enjoying the DB5. Only change I have made was to put the original skinny Avon tires back on. It changed the handling amazingly! The wide modern rubber made the car feel heavy, with the original tires the steering and feeling is now light and nimble.

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  22. 71Satisfaction

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    Thanks for sharing more beautiful pics..
    Glad to see you enjoying it the way it was meant... and here are so many fabulous country roads not far from Metro NY... and imagine the thrill you are giving to those who get to see it.
    Well done you!
    - Art

    PS - Years ago I saw two similar vintage Astons literally racing each other northbound on 684 to 84 in commuter traffic, and they were having a blast. Made my day.
     
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