Cars to have gadgets seen in films, but will not be road legal; they'll cost £3.3 million in the UK

Aston Martin will create 25 Goldfinger DB5s as part of its continuation projects, with these cars featuring working gadgets as seen in its six James Bond film appearances.

Three more cars in addition to the 25 will be created, with one being kept by Aston, one to go to Eon Productions (the firm behind the Bond film franchise) and another being auctioned for charity.

The gadgetry is being developed by Bond special effects supervisor Chris Corbould in collaboration with Aston’s Q bespoke department, having been officially sanctioned by Eon. They’ll be produced at Aston’s Newport Pagnell plant — the facility where the original DB5 was built.

The cars will be built to a specification true to that of the film car, including features such as revolving numberplates. Modifications over the original Bond DB5 are said to boost reliability and quality compared with the film props used on the original car. 

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Delivery of the 25 cars starts at the end of 2019, with each going for £2.75 million plus tax, putting the UK price of the car at £3.3 million.

Aston boss Andy Palmer said: "To own an Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy. The skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”

Previously, Aston produced a DB4 continuation run of 25 cars, each sold for £1.5 million before local taxes. Jaguar Land Rover's Classics division has also carried out continuation projects, starting with a run of Jaguar D-Types built in 2014, while Lister built continuation series of its Knobbly and Costin racers

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20 August 2018
tacky for a company like Aston Martin.

Maybe it's just sour grapes on my part.

Either way, I'd prefer an exact replica of Jackie Chan's Mitsubishi Starion from Cannonball Run 2.

20 August 2018
Slowmo wrote:

tacky for a company like Aston Martin. Maybe it's just sour grapes on my part.

No, what will be tacky, is the money some company, possibly even Aston Martin, will charge to make these road legal, probably another million... 

20 August 2018

Will it be in Bond 25 or will 007 get a new Aston Martin???

20 August 2018
They are a commercial organisation not the NHS , if there are people out there willing to pay then so be it . Personally I'd prefer a fully working recommsioned DB5 without gadgets or better still a DB4Gt . As an aside I know people moan about audi/bmw/porsche Russian doll ranges with each new model looking just like the last , but I wish the current range looked just a little more like the preceding DB9/Vantages.

20 August 2018

£3,000,000 crazy, revolving number plates just child'ish and has already been said, tacky.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

23 September 2018

They will need to cross you off their "prospects" list. 

20 August 2018

  They’ll sell, buyers with the disposable won’t mind if it isn’t Road legal either, they’ll have Estates with Roads to drive round or some will have there own Race Circuit, it doesn’t matter. Will they devalue the Bond Brand the Bonfire Franchise?, no I think some will not mind.

Peter Cavellini.

20 August 2018

This is a joke right...?

Nope, it's Aston Martin.

Lol, can't stop laughing. How desperate do you have to be to build them but even more desperate, what kind of Muppet are you to want to pay £3 million bucks for a relic?

That being said, better looking than their recent clown efforts 

20 August 2018

I've got a James Bond DB5, with all the toys fitted, which isn't road legal, but didn't cost over £3 million. It's made by Corgi Toys and is in its box in mint condition, hopefully to increase in value at some point. It also satisfies all my 007 fantasies, but I'm sure Aston Martin will have a queue of "must-haves" desperate to buy one. Shame they'll always be considered as not quite original.

20 August 2018
Riley 1.5 wrote:

I've got a James Bond DB5, with all the toys fitted, which isn't road legal, but didn't cost over £3 million. It's made by Corgi Toys and is in its box in mint condition, hopefully to increase in value at some point.

I'm jealous. I wish I'd have added that model to my collection when I was a kid.

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