IF YOU'VE always craved to be James Bond, (and who hasnít) Aston Martin and EON Productions, the Bond moviemakers, are collaborating to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Editions.
Based on James Bondís legendary Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 movie Goldfinger, the authentic reproductions will be built at Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell Ė the original home of the DB5.
Aston Martin says the Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Editions will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some modifications to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.
Made famous in the movie, the Goldfinger DB5s will get revolving number plates and more gadgets, co-developed with Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films.
The non road-legal $4.84 million Goldfinger DB5 comes in one hue, Silver Birch, as was the original.
Easily the most recognisable Bond car of all-time, the DB5 made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond.
The secret agentís Aston Martin, full of gadgets and armaments from Q Branch, became an instant hit with moviegoers. Since it first appeared in Goldfinger the
DB5 has starred in six other Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), to become one of the most enduring movie partnerships of all-time.
Corgi, the makers of diecast models cashed in the DB5ís popularity and over 2.5 million sold in its first year of production. Little wonder an entire generation grew up aspiring to own an Aston Martin. Now, thanks to the Goldfinger DB5 continuation project, a lucky 25 of them can now own a full size authentic tribute to that original car.