The latest Aston Martin DB5 really is history in the making. Touted as one of the most famous cars in the world and a highly sought-after classic from the 60s (courtesy James Bond movies), DB5 is now back in action after it last rolled off the production line 55 years ago.
The DB5 is an iconic vehicle. It first debuted on screen in James Bond Goldfinger (1964) and has been the chosen one for the secret agent throughout the series. It last appeared in Skyfall (2012). What makes it even more timeless and rare is its production of only 900 models between 1963 to 1965.
The catch this time is that Aston Martin is manufacturing a very limited batch of this model, under the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation programme, in collaboration with EON Productions, the main producer of James Bond films. The 25 special edition cars will exhibit the original colour code of the DB5 in Silver Birch paint, and will come with an exciting suite of functioning props and devices that were seen in the 1964 film.
DB5’s first customer car named ‘Job 1’ took 4500 hours to finish, with every part of the vehicle meticulously crafted with details that manifest a true James Bond experience.
The special-edition model boasts of revolving number plates in the front and rear, a rear smoke screen system, simulated two front machine guns and tyre slasher and a bullet resistant shield on the back, and an optional, removable passenger seat roof head.
The inside of the DB5 reveals a radar screen tracker map, underseat weapons and storage tray and a telephone in the driver’s door. For the gadget activation, a dedicated remote controller has been provided too.
Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda, comments, “The DB5 is, without question, the most famous car in the world by virtue of its 50-plus year association with James Bond. To see, the first customer car finished, and realise that this is the first new DB5 we have built in more than half a century, really is quite a moment.”
The delivery of the DB5 Goldfinger has commenced and will continue through the second half of 2020.