Our 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has come back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop as its handbrake has broken. Classic car technician John gained access to the mechanism so he could remove it and make the required repairs.
As the seat had to be removed in order to fix the handbrake, while it was out, John noticed that the fixing was cracked. A plate was made to reinforce the mounting to avoid this becoming an issue in the future.
Our other John has also been working on our DB5. He replaced both rocker cover gaskets and carried out a flush of the cooling system. He drained the existing coolant before stripping, cleaning, and refitting the nearside rocker cover with a new cork gasket.
Once the nearside rocker cover was complete and reassembled, John went on to refit the lower radiator hose and fill the system with water. He removed the lower hose and drained it again whilst repeating the process on the offside rocker cover gasket.
Our 1965 Aston Martin DB5 may have left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop a while ago, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still give it some attention from time to time.
Recently, classic car technician Jon and workshop manager John visited our DB5 at its owner’s home to investigate why it wasn’t starting.
The two Johns found that the fuel in the car was stale so they drained this and replaced it with fresh fuel. They also changed the spark plugs and got the car running smoothly again.
Once it was back up and running, it was easy to see why our 1965 Aston Martin DB5 was the car of choice for James Bond and a large number of car enthusiasts around the world.