MARKET WATCH: ASTON MARTIN DB5S ARE PROVING HARDER TO SELL

The charms of these darlings of the six-figure price band are easier for buyers to resist

Aston Martin DB5

by Classic Car |

Our latest update of Price Guide Movers On the Up, or in this case, On the Slide, includes Aston Martin DB5s, down by 3.4%. Like Ferrari 365GTB/4s, Mercedes 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters and other classics of similar status, the Aston coveted by every deep-pocketed James Bond fan is having its licence to thrill investors revoked. That’s likely to be a temporary suspension because, in the long term, there will never be a shortage of people who’ve always wanted a DB5, and a good supply of new enthusiasts ready to fall under its spell.

But for now, the market pressure is in the other direction, with rough project cars now £300k, smarter, usuable examples £420k, mint condition cars typically £560k and the best at £700k. Regardless of condition, those figures are still more than twice what you would have paid ten years ago so longer-term owners won’t be losing too much sleep.

Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.

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