The British brand will produce 25 copies of the DB5 Bond driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger mission from 1964. Present all the (fake) accessories that 007 used against enemies: from oil and smoke sprayers that emit simulated substances to machine guns
The 25 special pieces of the DB5 “Goldfinger Continuation” will be built in the Newport Pagnell facility which produced the other 898 units between 1963 and 1965. E all have already been booked. Once produced in the coming months, they will be delivered to their respective owners. The cars will be finished with the same Silver Birch paint scheme, the interior leather will be identical and the dashboard and indicators will be as faithful to those of the car in the film. “Ours is a brand that pays attention to authenticity – said the boss of Aston Martin Works, Paul Spiers -. We requested the driver’s seat from the same supplier who produced the original instrumentation in the 1960s ”.
but it is not the first
The British brand, however, is not the first to want to update some models that have made the history of past years, given that companies such as Land Rover, Jaguar and Porsche. The first renewing the original I Series sport utility vehicles, which appeared for the first time in ’48. The second modernizing the XJSS model. The third conceiving a new Porsche Classic Communication Management system, to update classic cars with modern functionality infotainment.
A navigator for the radar screen
Despite all the accessories included, the protective systems present in the film will not be reproduced ‘to perfection’: there will be no ejection seat or nail spreader, the oil and smoke sprayers emit simulated substances and machine guns do not (inevitably) fire ammunition. While most of the other accessories will be updated between dials and external parts to work properly. “The radar screen uses a mapping with today’s satellite navigation to show the position of the car at any time – added Spiers -, thus imitating the functionality of the car’s display in the film (which had a static map of seven counties in the south of England, ed) “. Instead, work is still being done on the phone’s functionality.
The most obvious difference between the “Continuation” and the original cars is the price. The base cost of a 1965 DB5, in fact, was 12,850 dollars (about 11,700 euros), the most modern edition 3.5 million dollars (3 million 190 thousand euros). An eye of the head. But still a real deal compared to the Bond DB5 sold at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey (California) last August, for 5 million 770 thousand euros, or about 6 million 385 thousand dollars.
May 28, 2020 (change May 28, 2020 | 09:58)
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