This week started with an amazing news for true 007 fans, since Aston Martin announced that it will re-create the legendary DB5, the car driven by James Bond in the movie Goldfinger.
The most instantly recognisable car of all-time, the DB5 made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, 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.
The collectible 25 limited-edition vehicles will each be priced at $3.5 million, plus taxes. Each car will feature working gadgets similar to those used by the famous characters of the 007 series.
The Goldfinger DB5 continuation 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 Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. Officially sanctioned by Aston Martin and EON Productions, all the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.
First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020, but the cars will not be street legal.
“To own an Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.