A high-spec example fitted with a Motorola radio and Power Lock rear axle, DB5C/1273/R is rocking a five-speed manual from ZF and chromed wire wheels for extra eye candy. Owned by Sir David Brown for three years before garage proprietor John Wilkinson purchased the open-top grand tourer, this beautiful machine had a replacement block installed at Newport Pagnell in 1969, along with a stamped manufacturer’s identity plate.
Last sold by Nicholas Mee & Co in 1994, one year after the passing of Sir David Brown, the car benefitted from a major restoration in 2014. The inline-six engine was rebuilt to original specifications, together with the gearbox, rear axle, and Girling disc brakes. The bare metal was repainted, and the interior was retrimmed in Connolly, as you’d expect of a classic of this caliber. A one-off example of British automotive history, this DB5 Convertible carries an asking price of £1,150,000 on Nicholas Mee & Co.
That’s a little over $1.4 million at current exchange rates, which is understandable given the provenance of DB5C/1273/R and the rarity of the DB5 Convertible. “It is restored to precisely the same specifications Sir David ordered it in back in 1964, it’s a car he cherished and loved,” said Nicholas Mee about the 58-year-old convertible from Newport Pagnell.