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10-12 DECEMBER 2010
JAMES BOND WEEKEND AT THE SWISS MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2010-11-30
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 - up close and personal.

Quite possibly the world's most prominent special-purpose car - James Bond 007's Aston Martin DB5! An automobile of iconic status since the 1964 film "Goldfinger", this DB5 - one of the four used in the film - will be presented to the public for the first time in all its fully restored glory at the Swiss Museum of Transport.

The special equipment used to such good effect by agent 007 will of course also be in action, for example the retractable bullet-proof screen, revolving number plates, blow-off roof panel and ejector seat, oil slick ejector and machine guns, smoke screen generator and a whole lot more. All these functions are operated by way of toggle switches arranged on a control panel concealed in the centre console.

The special exhibition will also feature several other rare and extraordinary Aston Martin cars that starred in various James Bond films.

How to get there from Lucerne station

• 8 minutes by TRAIN (S3 or Voralpenexpress) to the "Luzern Verkehrshaus" stop
Timetables: www.sbb.ch

10 minutes on BUS No. 6, 8 or 24 to the "Verkehrshaus" stop
Timetables: www.vbl.ch

10 minutes by BOAT (own landing stage, "Verkehrshaus-Lido")
Timetables: www.lakelucerne.ch

30 minutes on foot along the lakeside promenade

Organizer: Verkehrshaus/Roos Engineering Ltd.
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Editor's note:
For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
One of the actual Aston Martin DB5 gadget cars used to promote GOLDFINGER (1964) and THUNDERBALL (1965) at Ursula Andress' 70th birthday party in Edinburgh May 18, 2006.

Official website for the Swiss Museum of Transport:

www.verkehrshaus.ch/en/

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