Carmel By The Sea - Aston Martin DB5, Desoto Firedome and the Peter Brock Shelby Daytona Coupe


Paul Carrubba, 1964 Aston Martin DB5

Literally two minutes after walking into a sea of 175 cars at Tuesday’s Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, a gorgeous red 1964 Aston Martin DB5 stopped me in my tracks. As it turns out, owner Paul Carrubba fell in love with the car almost as quickly as I did – back when he was a teenager and was hired to clean it. Years later, after Carrubba bought the car and painstakingly restored it using all original parts, he feels like a proud father on graduation day every time he drives it. “I love this,” said Carrubba, of Aptos, Calif. “This is what keeps me sane.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/08/17/monterey-2012-two-days-at-pebble-beach-yield-countless-stories