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Aston Martin plans to recreate 25 GOLDFINGER DB5 cars

By: FSWL team
Published:
2018-09-20
Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5
The official 007 site reports that the iconic Aston Martin DB5 will soon be available to purchase thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions.

A series of 25 GOLDFINGER DB5 continuation editions will be created for customers 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, which were made famous in Goldfinger (1964). The gadgets will be co-developed with Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould OBE, 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.

The Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 car
The Aston Martin DB5 car in Goldfinger. © 1964 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Since its seminal appearance in Goldfinger the DB5 has featured in a further six James 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.

Thunderball Aston Martin DB5 bilen
The Aston Martin DB5 car in Thunderball. © 1965 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

GoldenEye Aston Martin DB5 bilen
The Aston Martin DB5 car in GoldenEye. © 1995 Danjaq LLC. & United Artists Pictures. An MGM Company. All rights reserved.

Skyfall Aston Martin DB5 bilen
The Aston Martin DB5 car in Skyfall. © 2012 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, said:

“The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years. 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. The skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”


Paul Spires, Managing Director at Aston Martin Works, added of the GOLDFINGER DB5 continuation editions:

“The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond originated more than half a century ago. Creating 25 GOLDFINGER 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.”


The GOLDFINGER DB5 continuation car will be priced 2.75 Million GBP plus tax. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020.

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