Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

Bond, James Bond car – the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the name of that auto. And not by accident, because Aston Martin DB5 film debut was in the “Goldfinger”, the third in a row in the James Bond film, which starred Sean Connery. Later we see the car for at least 5 movies about super agent 007 British intelligence service. However, Aston Martin DB5 is famous but not only just.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. Photo: Ed Callow

For example, DB5 often recognized the most beautiful model of all that has ever made by Aston Martin. Also, DB5 can claim the title of the most expensive priced car that has ever appeared in films. In addition, Aston Martin DB5 – a very rare car, as in the two years when the series DB5 was in production, all were released only 1,023 of these cars.

Only 123 series car body had DB5 convertible, 65 different cars and the increased power of this model is called the Aston Martin DB5 Vantage. The rarest is the modification DB5 shooting brake, which has a wagon body type. A car like this in the world more than a dozen, and the only prototype was built for the owner of David Brown, another 11 cars were converted into shooting brake independent automakers at the request of the owners of Aston Martin DB5.

Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible
[Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

It is believed that a series of DB5 is not much different from the Aston Martin DB4. However, compared to its predecessor, DB5 had a larger amount of line engine 4.0 liters versus 2.7 liters in DB4, the car began to install 5-speed ZF, and appeared in the chassis disc brakes Girling, previously used only on the DB4GT, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Engine output was nearly 282 hp (350 hp at Vantage), the maximum speed was about 230 km / h and time to disperse hundreds of 7.1 seconds (according to other sources 8.0). Good performance for a sports car, especially when you consider that it is a model of the sixties of the last century.

Interestingly, in the film “Goldfinger” was filmed prototype DB5, a converted Aston Martin DB4 and, to date, this is the most expensive priced car that has ever had to do with the film industry. Unfortunately, this car represents great value for humanity has been lost forever. He was abducted from the hangar, which was stored, and according to one version was destroyed. Perhaps now it has turned into a coral reef off the coast of Florida – there is an assumption. Other DB5, who were involved in the filming and promotion of films “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball” are today in museums and private collections are also assessed in a fabulous sum.

Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger”
Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger

Aston Martin DB5 also appears in other films, such as in a burlesque movie “Cannonball Race» (The Cannonball Run) 1969, or the movie ” Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. Also, Aston Martin DB5 became the prototype for the character Finn McMissile in Pixars animated cartoon moovie “Cars 2», released in 2011.

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