Goldfin­ger

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

thurs­day 27 July @8PM, itv4

Not the most shock­ing film choice and/or sub­ject you’ll ever see in Clas­sics on TV but Goldfin­ger is a clas­sic film for a good rea­son. Not only that, but a sur­vey re­cently con­ducted by an in­sur­ance com­pany re­vealed that James Bond’s As­ton Martin DB5 is the car from the world of film and tele­vi­sion that peo­ple would most like to own.

Goldfin­ger is the first film to fea­ture the DB5, and sees Com­man­der Bond un­cover a plot to con­tam­i­nate Fort Knox’s gold re­serve. Ini­tially, As­ton Martin was re­luc­tant to part with cars for the pro­duc­tion, but af­ter the film’s suc­cess, and no­tice­ably im­proved sales, fu­ture Bond pro­duc­ers would no longer have this prob­lem.

The film DB5s have loads of bits of trivia as­so­ci­ated with them, but the most in­ter­est­ing sur­rounds the mys­te­ri­ous theft of one of them from a Florida air­port in 1997. The car has yet to be found. Bond re­ally ought to get that seen to. Mur­ray scul­lion

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