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Have you ever wanted your own 007 Aston Martin and have a tonne of cash to burn? Aston Martin can help with that.
Dubbed ‘the most famous car in the world’ thanks in no small part of the world’s least secret secret agent, the Aston Martin DB5 is the dream car for so many James Bond fans and classic car buffs.
However, with fewer than 1000 built from 1963 to 1965, owning a DB5 is the preserve for the fortunate few, and the few get fewer if their DB5 was one of the gadget laden cars used in Bond films like Goldfinger and Thunderball.
Now, 55 years after the last DB5 left Aston Martin’s original factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the legend is set to return, as a strictly limited run of new Aston Martin DB5’s will be built, in full James Bond spec.
Built in association with James Bond Producers EON Productions, the 25 continuation DB5’s will be decked out with Bond gadgets galore. Each car will take 4,500 hours to build from the original Newport Pagnell factory.
The gadgets themselves include the rear bullet proof shield, rear smoke screen, oil slick, revolving number plates, battering rams, tyre shredder and the famous twin browning machine guns behind the front indicators. Now, it is worth a mention all the gadgets provide the simulated sound effects and action. You won’t be able to partake in target practice with your DB5.
Inside you get the simulated radar tracking system, a telephone receiver in the driver’s door, centre console weapons controls, and the ejector seat button as per the movies. Oh, and before you ask, no the ejector seat is not a working feature. Also, all cars will be finished in the iconic Silver Birch colour scheme.
Now we get to the catch. With all the on-board gadgets and 007 gizmos, the Bond continuation DB5 cannot be registered for road use. Each DB5 will set you back a cool 2.75 million pounds before taxes. Ouch, that is a lot for a toy. However, this is more than a toy.
So, whether it sits on display, or is sued to recreate the warehouse chase scene from Goldfinger, you will have your own Bond car. Now it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
The first luck owners get their Bond Continuation DB5’s in the second half of 2020. The rest of us will have to make do with seeing the DB5 in “No Time To Die” when it hits theaters later in the year.
By Ben Selby