The Aston Martin DB5 is easily the most iconic car of the James Bond film series. First appeared on the big screen in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, the DB5 has become a highly sought-after collectable for fans of both Aston Martin and James Bond.
Now, the Gaydon based supercar maker has announced that the iconic DB5 seen in Goldfinger will be making a comeback as part of the brand’s continuation project. Only 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions will be made complete with the gadgets that Bond himself used in his undercover operations.
Thanks to a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces James Bond films, the Goldfinger DB5 will be built to one specification in Silver Birch paint just like the original. Working gadgets such as revolving number plates will be installed by Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films.
A total of 25 customer units and three additional units – one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity – will be produced at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5. Each Goldfinger DB5 will be priced at £2.75 million (RM14.3 million) and are strictly not road legal.
President and CEO of Aston Martin, Andy Palmer 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.”