007 Spec: Aston Martin Will Sell You James Bond's DB5, Complete With Gadgets
When it comes to the James Bond film series, it could be argued that Agent 007's cars are just as important to the movies as the man himself. If you've ever watched one, chances are you've fantasized about driving one of Mr. Bond's exotic, gadget-laden automobiles. Well, the folks at Aston Martin are making that dream a reality for 25 lucky customers.
Agent 007 has had a number of specially modified vehicles over the decades, but none are more iconic than the silver Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove in 1964's "Goldfinger" and several other Bond films. It's this world famous machine that Aston Martin has chosen to sell through its continuation program.
This won't just be any old DB5. Aston Martin will be teaming up with EON Productions on the project, and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Chris Corbould will oversee the addition of fully functioning 007-inspired movie gadgets.
Aston Martin confirmed the cars will have rotating license plates just as Bond's DB5 did, along with other movie gadgets that haven't been detailed yet. What it has confirmed is that all of the Goldfinger Edition reproductions will be built to the same spec with Silver Birch paint just like the original.
Pricing for the reproductions will come at $3.5 million, with 28 examples total to be built. Two of them will go into the collections of EON and Aston Martin, a third will be auctioned off for charity and the remaining 25 will be available for purchase.
Should you be interested in adding one to your collection, customer deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Here's hoping the ejector seat option will be available in case you ever happen to have an annoying passenger.