Aston Martin to recreate James Bond's DB5
Following the successful DB4 GT continuation project, a series of 25 'Goldfinger' DB5 continuation editions, will be created for customers thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films. The Goldfinger DB5 will be based on James Bond’s legendary car from 1964 and built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5. They will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some sympathetic modifications to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.
This authenticity will extend to include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates and more, which were made famous in Goldfinger. The gadgets will be co-developed with Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. All the Goldfinger edition cars will be finished in Silver Birch, just like the original.
The car made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger, alongside Sean Connery as James Bond. Laden with gadgets and armaments installed by Q Branch, the secret agent’s Aston Martin became an instant hit with moviegoers. Since then, the DB5 has featured in a further six Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). James Bond and his DB5 have become two icons of popular culture and one of the most successful and enduring movie partnerships of all-time.
In addition to the 25 cars, a further three will be built – one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity. The price? £2.75m plus taxes.