The first five Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation limited-run ‘customer’ vehicles have each begun delivery in time for Christmas and whilst the James Bond DB5s won’t actually be road legal, they will cost the lucky recipients a cool £3.3 million including taxes.
With fewer than 900 ‘original’ saloon examples built between 1963 and 1965, the DB5 dubbed ‘the most famous car in the world’ is now among the most desirable and sought-after classic cars around the world. The most famous of the original owners being her majesty’s secret agent, James Bond who first drove the car that is now inextricably linked with the 1964 film, Goldfinger.
The lucrative partnership between Aston Martin and EON Productions will see a strictly limited run of 25 iconic Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars built – all of which have been sold prior to production taking place at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5.
The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond originated more than half a century ago. Creating 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuations and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.
Q: What’s better than a DB5?
A: Five DB5s, obviously.
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) December 21, 2020
Each of the cars will include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates, bullet deflection shield and many 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.
DB5 Goldfinger Exterior:
- Rear smoke screen delivery system
- Rear simulated oil slick delivery system
- Revolving number plates front and rear (triple plates)
- Simulated twin front machine guns
- Bullet resistant rear shield
- Battering rams front and rear
- Simulated tyre slasher
- Removable passenger seat roof panel (optional equipment)
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DB5 Goldfinger Interior:
- Simulated radar screen tracker map
- Telephone in driver’s door
- Gear knob actuator button
- Armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear
- Under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray
- Remote control for gadget activation