Drive another day: What would it be like to get in the driving seat of 007’s Aston Martin DB5? You can now own one with all the gadgets for a cool £3.3 million.
The iconic DB5 will be back in Bond’s capable hands for the new movie No Time To Die where Daniel Craig will get behind the wheel for his final outing as 007.
Aston Martin have produced 25 custom built production continuation units of the iconic motor first seen on our screens in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The vehicles come complete with gadgets, (but before you ask no they don’t have the ejector seat) and although they can’t be driven on the road, they can be converted and made road legal for a buyer willing to pay, but if you want one you’ll have to be quick, 22 out of 25 are already sold!
These super rare special edition DB5’S come with battering rams on the front and rear, a bullet-resistant shield, imitation machine guns, a water-propelled oil slick device, revolving number plates and a smoke machine. There are tyre shredders that can be screwed on, a removable panel roof, but sadly no ejector seat to go with it.
Inside the vehicle there is an impressive array of buttons which control the various gadgetry, along with a telephone in the driver’s door, as well as a radar dash which plays the beep from the original Goldfinger Sean Connery car. It also comes with an effects remote control so that you can activate the gadgets from a distance if you so wish.
The rotating number plates display either ‘BMT 216A,’ ‘AML1’ AND ‘4711-EA-62’. and the exterior of the vehicle matches the original in every way.
Considered one of the most famous cars in the world, there were less than 900 of the original DB5’S built between 1963 and 1965. Back in the day, they would have set you back around £4k, about the same price as a maisonette in the north of England, but have all increased massively in value since, and now all lie in the hands of collectors and Bond enthusiasts across the world. In fact, the original DB5 from Goldfinger is shrouded in its very own mystery, having disappeared under unusual circumstances back in 1997 when it was stolen from an airport hangar, and has never been seen since.
The new vehicles have been produced during difficult Coronavirus lockdown measures under strict safety procedure rules at the famous Newton Pagnell workshops. Each vehicle takes around 4500 man-hours to hand craft and the painstaking build is finished in the classic silver birch paint of the original production vehicles.
We think they are gorgeous and are assured that they are as lovely to drive as they are visually.
So if you fancy one of these beauties contact the factory, you’ll have to get ready to pay around £3.3 million but I think we all agree it will be worth the price tag for a motor with this level of awesome, we are smitten!
ASTON MARTIN TELEPHONE ENQUIRES: +44 (0) 1908 610 620
-Emma Murfin for Movie-Reliquary