DB5 and DB4 series 5 bodies:
they are different !
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While studying photos of DB4s and DB5s for my DB4 spotter's guide,
I discovered that the DB5 body isn't the same as the one of the DB4
series 5, contrary to what I have ever thought and also to what is
You can go to my spotter's guide but I will gather here some
information to explain what I found.
To begin with, just have a look at the rear of a DB4 series 4:
This is DB4/983/R, a Vantage car, sold by Bonhams in August 1999
at Quail Lodge (USA).
let's look at the DB4 series 5. From the rear, you actually
see more space
behind where the roof comes
into the boot:
I find it quite clear when you look at the photo below or the upper one
A comparison (series 5 on the right):
compare with the DB5:
Look at the photos below, all of DB5s and try to find something when
you compare with the DB4 series 5:
(Source: Supercars.net website)
Have you found? I just discovered while making this page that the way
the top comes into the boot is different. It "blends" for the DB5 and
it's much more abrupt for the DB4.
Here are the backs of the DB5. You'll surely see what I mean as there
much less space between the rear of the top and the numberplate
I can't be the first one to notice that, can I?
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