Aston Martin will build 25 ‘Goldfinger’ DB5s… for £3.3m

Irving Hamilton
August 20, 2018

As you might guess, Q's handiwork is not cheap.

Production of the Goldfinger DB5 continuations series will be strictly limited to 25 examples, each priced at £2.75 million before taxes. These will be "continuation cars", meaning they will be newly constructed cars made nearly exactly as they were in 1964.

"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 auto after so many years". "It is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond auto after so many years".

Are you a James Bond fan? Still, thanks to the "silver birch" colored Aston Martin DB5, the character has always been associated with Aston Martin. Got a spare £2.75 million lying around?

The DB5 made its first appearance in Goldfinger, the third Bond movie, and featured in a further six Bond films, these being Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Aston Martin has teamed up with EON Productions - the company that makes the 007 films - to create a short run of "Goldfinder" DB5s that mimic the iconic 1964 film model.

Aston Martin has just announced it will release the ultimate collector's auto.

The real thing was unveiled at the Earls Court motor show in October 1963, as a development of the DB4 but with many updates and improvements.

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These new DB5s are being built in the Aston Martin Works facility in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England. Aston Martin's main manufacturing facility is now in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.

Working with Bond producers Eon Productions and their special effects experts, Aston Martin will use the blueprints of the 1964 auto to build the "ultimate collectors" fantasy' at its factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Aston Martin president and chief executive 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 vehicle after so many years'.

According to Aston Martin, the most significant change was the introduction of a 3995cc straight six complete with three SU carburetors.

The first global customer deliveries for the new DB5 are scheduled for 2020.

Collectors' fantasy indeed. Not one of the 25 reproductions will be road legal.

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