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IF YOU'VE al­ways craved to be James Bond, (and who hasn’t) As­ton Martin and EON Pro­duc­tions, the Bond moviemak­ers, are col­lab­o­rat­ing to cre­ate 25 Goldfinger DB5 Con­tin­u­a­tion Edi­tions.

Based on James Bond’s leg­endary As­ton Martin DB5 from the 1964 movie

Goldfinger, the au­then­tic re­pro­duc­tions will be built at As­ton Martin Works at New­port Pag­nell – the orig­i­nal home of the DB5.

As­ton Martin says the Goldfinger DB5 Con­tin­u­a­tion Edi­tions will be au­then­tic re­pro­duc­tions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some mod­i­fi­ca­tions to en­sure the high­est lev­els of build qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity.

Made fa­mous in the movie, the Goldfinger DB5s will get re­volv­ing num­ber plates and more gad­gets, co-de­vel­oped with Os­car-win­ner Chris Cor­bould, spe­cial ef­fects su­per­vi­sor from the James Bond films.

The non road-le­gal $4.84 mil­lion Goldfinger DB5 comes in one hue, Sil­ver Birch, as was the orig­i­nal.

Eas­ily the most recog­nis­able Bond car of all-time, the DB5 made its first ap­pear­ance in the third James Bond movie,

Goldfinger, with Sean Con­nery as James Bond.

The se­cret agent’s As­ton Martin, full of gad­gets and ar­ma­ments from Q Branch, be­came an in­stant hit with movie­go­ers. Since it first ap­peared in Goldfinger the DB5 has starred in six other Bond movies: Thun­der­ball

(1965), again with Con­nery; Gold­enEye (1995) and

To­mor­row Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Bros­nan and three ap­pear­ances along­side Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

(2006), Sky­fall (2012) and

Spec­tre (2015), to be­come one of the most en­dur­ing movie part­ner­ships of all-time.

Corgi, the mak­ers of diecast mod­els cashed in the DB5’s pop­u­lar­ity and over 2.5 mil­lion sold in its first year of pro­duc­tion. Lit­tle won­der an en­tire gen­er­a­tion grew up as­pir­ing to own an As­ton Martin. Now, thanks to the Goldfinger DB5 con­tin­u­a­tion project, a lucky 25 of them can now own a full size au­then­tic trib­ute to that orig­i­nal car.

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