aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger
 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

55 years after the last model rolled off the factory line, production of the aston martin DB5 has started again, specifically with a goldfinger continuation edition. fewer than 900 models of the ‘most famous car in the world’ were built between 1963 and 1965, with the most famous of the original owners being james bond, who drove the car in the 1964 film, goldfinger. the first of the new run is limited to 25 customers cars, priced at a minimum of £2.75m GBP, and comes with gadgets and all.

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger
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it is 55 years since the famed model last rolled off the production line at their then global manufacturing base in newport pagnell, buckinghamshire, UK. the aston martin DB5 continuation models are being crafted in the same factory, building upon the unique location’s knowledgeable team dedicated to restorations. with the highest levels of quality and reliability, their meticulous construction process takes around 4,500 hours per car. the styled aluminum body panels, which wrap around a mild steel chassis structure, adorn one exterior color – silver birch paint – just like the original.

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

 

each model is an authentic reproduction, but there are sympathetic applications of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements to ensure it meets the standard of the modern day. under the bonnet, there is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated inline six-cylinder engine with a six-plug head, three SU carburettors and pol cooler. this produces 290 bhp and is paired with a five-speed ZF manual transmission in the rear-wheel drive.

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

 

the aston martin DB5 goldfinger continuation models have been made in association with the producers of the james bond films, EON productions. as such, it features a broad suite of working and simulated gadgets that were first seen on screen: rear smoke screen delivery system, rear simulated oil slick deliver system, revolving number plates front and rear plates, simulated twin front machine guns, bullet resistant rear shield, battering rams front and rear, simulated tire slasher, removable passenger seat roof panel on the exterior; simulated radar screen tracker map, telephone in driver’s door, gear knob actuator button, armrest and center console-mounted switchgear, under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray, and remote control for gadget activation in the interior.

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

aston martin crafts limited edition of james bond's DB5 goldfinger

 

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product info:

 

brand: aston martin

model: DB5 goldfinger

factory: newport pagnell, UK

price: £2.75m GBP before taxes

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