One of Astons that was involved in the filming “Goldfinger» and «Thunderball» in fact was the first DB5’s prototype

It is known that only two Aston Martin DB5 were involved in filming of “Goldfigner” (1964) and “Thunderball” (1965). And one of these car in fact was the first prototype of the DB5 and not mass-produced car.

Essentially it was Aston Martin DB4 with changed design elements, and it was produced as early as 1962 long before filming “Goldfinger” in 1964. Before the start of his film career this car was used as test of the prototype. For Filming “Goldfinger” it was fitted with a set of spy gadgets and was a major in the filming of static scenes with Sean Connery. The car had chassis № DP216/1. The second Aston Martin DB5 (chassis № DB5/1486/R) involved in filming was а production car. This car was participated in filming the drive scenes.

In the future, EON Productions has leased another two Aston Martin DB5 (chassis № DB52008/R and DB52017/R), which were used for the U.S. promotional tour, “Thunderball”, but did not take part in the filming of the movie.

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