Aston Martin DB5 (diecast 1:18, AUTOart)

  • Aston Martin DB5 (from 1963)
  • AUTOart
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • green
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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A Classic from the 1960s: The Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is not just a famous name among car enthusiasts, but also a symbol of British engineering and elegance. This car, first introduced in 1963, belongs to the fifth generation of the DB series and was produced until 1965. This era was marked by significant events like Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and The Beatles' hit song "She Loves You", for better contextualization of the car's timeline. The DB5 was developed by engineers John Wyer and Harold Beach and designed by the Italian designer Carrozzeria Touring.

The vehicle is equipped with a 4.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine that produced 282 horsepower and could reach a top speed of 233 km/h (145 mph). Notable technical features include a five-speed gearbox from ZF Friedrichshafen and disc brakes on all four wheels. The DB5 was also the first model from the brand to come standard with electric windows, which was a novelty for that time.

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The AUTOart Model Compared to the Original

The 1/18 scale model of the Aston Martin DB5, made by AUTOart from die-cast material, is an exacting, detailed miniature that captures the classic look. Modelly member "Fred" owns this exquisite miniature model, which is impressive in its precise representation. The 1/18 scale model provides a realistic overview of the iconic design of the original. In the photos, you can see detailed wire-spoke wheels and functional details like authentically replicated chrome bumpers and intricately crafted grille.

The model's paintwork is in a deep olive green, lending the vehicle an elegant appearance. There are no prominent logos or special paint finishes that indicate a specific edition or a movie vehicle. Upon closer inspection of the model, the high-quality finish stands out, accurately portraying even the smallest interior details like the seats and dashboard.

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Interesting Facts about the Original and Technological Highlights

The Aston Martin DB5 succeeded the Aston Martin DB4, which already laid the foundation for many of the technical innovations of the DB5. An important feature of the DB5 was its aluminum body, making the vehicle lighter and more agile. The engine itself was an evolution of the inline-six cylinder originally designed by Tadek Marek. There were also some tuning companies like Vantage that offered special high-performance variants of the DB5.

Alongside advanced technological innovations, the DB5 also served as a symbol of British luxury. The high-quality interior with leather seats and wood trim underscored the vehicle's claim as a true luxury car. Even today, the DB5 remains a coveted collector's item, bringing great joy to owners and model car enthusiasts like Fred.

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Meticulous Details of the AUTOart Miniature

The AUTOart 1/18-scale miniature of the Aston Martin DB5 is characterized by astonishing precision and attention to detail. Every detail, from the realistic disc brakes to the exact proportions of the bodywork, has been accurately replicated. The fine chrome details on the bumpers, grille, and lavishly crafted rims reflect the class of the original. Particularly impressive is the model's functionality – doors, hood, and trunk can be opened, providing a detailed view of the interior and engine of the model. The materials and construction of the die-cast are of high quality, making the model not only an optical highlight but also a tactile experience.


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