de­sir­ables

As­ton-re­lated ob­jects of de­sire, in­clud­ing in­cludin­gin James Bond’s fa­mous briefcase

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A briefcase fit for a dou­ble-o agent, and plenty of As­ton good­ies to fill it

Bond Case by Swaine Adeney Brigg From £2095 swainead­eney­brigg.com

This is an ex­act replica of the case car­ried by 007 in From Rus­sia With Love: hand­made by Swaine Adeney Brigg of Lon­don; black bri­dle leather ex­te­rior; red skiver lin­ing. Dis­ap­point­ingly, there are no gold sov­er­eigns se­creted in the base, but on bal­ance it’s prob­a­bly a good thing that the case is not of­fered with the mod­i­fi­ca­tions seen in the film. Very tricky to get through an air­port th­ese days with lug­gage con­tain­ing an AR-7, throw­ing knife and tear gas.

To­bias Re­hberger Van­tage GTE print by Racing Line De­signs From £9.50 rac­ing­linedesigns.co.uk

How meta: one of the great mod­ern ‘art cars’ be­comes the sub­ject of an art­work it­self. This new print from Racing Line De­signs fea­tures the #97 AMR Gulf Van­tage GTE that lined up for Le Mans in 2015 sport­ing a Tv-test-card­like pat­tern de­vised by award-win­ning ben­der-of-minds To­bias Re­hberger.

James Bond DB5 by Pop! Vinyl £24.99 for­bid­den­planet.co.uk

Not one for the scale-model fa­natic, per­haps (those pro­por­tions don’t look quite right…), but this new re­lease from Pop! Vinyl’s James Bond col­lec­tion is a fun desk­top com­pan­ion – plenty ro­bust enough for some en­thu­si­as­tic vroom-vroom­ing when work be­comes too te­dious.

As­ton Martin Racing quilted jacket £255 shop.as­ton­martin.com

Noth­ing – not even over­priced beer – ru­ins an early-sea­son day in the grand­stand like the slow creep of the cold. This light­weight, down-filled jacket from the AMR col­lec­tion should en­sure that you don’t find your­self wish­ing you’d stayed home and just watched the blasted race on the tele­vi­sion.

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