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DB5 Shooting Brake (Helmut Schnug)


    Aston Martin DB5
    Shooting Brake
    1963 - 1965




DB5 (Velocity Automotive Journal)

The DB5 Sir David Brown was driving in 1963 did not offer enough space for his hunting gear, his polo mallets and his dogs. So he had Tickford of Newport Parnell, the coach building company he had bought in 1955, build the first Aston Martin Shooting Brake. This car was followed by another 11 units built by Harold Radford Ltd. in West London because of capacity problems at Tickford . The car was first displayed at the 1965 Paris Motor Show.

Der DB5 von Aston-Martin Eigner David Brown bot zuwenig Platz für seine Jagdutensilien, Poloschläger und Hunde. Als Besitzer der Tickford Karosseriewerk liess sich David Brown 1963 einen DB5 zum Kombi umbauen. Später kamen 11 weitere Exemplare dazu, die von Harold Radford in West London gebaut wurden, weil Tickford zu stark ausgelastet war. Ausgestellt wurde das Auto erstmals an der Paris Motor Show von 1965.

Il cofano della DB5 di Sir David Brown non bastava per accogliere i suoi fucili, cani e stecche di polo. Nel 1963 David Brown si fece modificare la DB5 nella sua carrozzeria di Tickford, e nacque così la prima Aston Martin Shooting Brake. Più tardi, vi si aggiunsero 11 esemplari costruiti da Harold Radford a Londra.

References and links:

Buch "Die Aston Martin Lagonda LTD in Newport Pagnell" von Michael Schäfer  (www.chilterngreen.de)

Aston Martin Lagonda, astonmartins.com, Tickford Owners Club, Harold Radford

Registration THN 36, gold metalic, first owned by Mr. Tetley (tea-bag fame) and been used for over twenty years by the current user, Mr. Micheael Power. Displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2001 - © photo by Helmut Schnug

Aston Marting DB5 Shooting Brake

Chassis 2065/R, registration HAF 5D, burgundy red, seen at Stonor Park, England. Owned in May 2000 by Japanese collector T. Ozaki - © photo by Helmut Schnug

Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake

Chassis 2014 / R, engine 400 / 2313, registration EEE 4D. Metallic deep ocean blue with light tan hide leather, restored in 2000 and 2001 by a French collector. Seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2001 - © photo by Helmut Schnug

Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake

silver metallic, ex Knapp-Voith car, sold to The Netherlands at Techno Classica Essen 2002 - © photo by Helmut Schnug

updated December 2008 by Gottardo Pestalozzi