Classic Dream Car : Aston Martin DB5 : James Bond Car

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Classic Dream Car : Aston Martin DB5 : James Bond Car

January 19th, 2013 admin 
The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 was an improved DB4. The DB series was named after David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972).
The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car. It has been featured in several films, most notably Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.
The principal differences between the DB4 and DB5 are: The engine was enlarged from 3.7 L to 4.0 L, A new five-speed transmission . Three SU carburettors, producing 282 bhp (210 kW), propelling the car to 145 mph (233 km/h): this engine, available on the Vantage (high powered) version of the DB4 since March 1962, became the standard Aston Martin power unit with the launch in September 1963 of the DB5.
According to wikipedia The Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury sports car that was made by Aston Martin. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honoring David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972).
Aston Martin DB5
Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, pile carpets, electric windows and a fire extinguisher. All models had 4 seats and 2 doors. The UK recommended list price of the sports saloon (coupe) in December 1963 was £4,248 including Purchase Tax, the convertible was £4,562.
James Bond Car

Aston Martin DB5 Specifications

Standard coupe:
Engine: 3,995 cc (243.8 cu in) Inline-6
Power: 282 bhp (210 kW) at 5500 rpm
Torque: 288 lb·ft (390 N·m) at 3850 rpm
Weight: 1,502 kg (3,310 lb)
Top Speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)
0–60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 7.1 s
Oil slick optional
The Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous Aston Martincar due to its use by James Bond in Goldfinger (1964). Although Ian Fleming had placed Bond in a DB Mark III in the novel, the DB5 was the company’s newest model when the film was being made. The car used in the film was the original DB5 prototype, with another standard car used for stunts. Two more modified cars were built for publicity tours after the film’s release. In January 2006, one of those cars was auctioned in Arizona for US $2,090,000. The same car was originally bought in 1970 for £5,000 from the owner, Sir Anthony Bamford, by a Tennessee museum owner.

The other car is located in the Netherlands in the Louwman Collection Museum, and this car was mainly used for promoting the movie. Within the universe of James Bond, the same car was used again in the following film, Thunderball (registration BMT 216A). A different Aston Martin DB5 (registration BMT 214A) was used in the 1995 Bond film, GoldenEye in which three different DB5s were used for filming. The BMT 214A also returned in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and was set to make a cameo at Castle Thane in The World Is Not Enough (1999), but the scene was cut. Yet another DB5 appeared in Casino Royale (2006), this one with the steering wheel on the left side versus the previous British versions.

The first DB5 prototype used in Goldfinger with the chassis number DP/216/1 was later stripped of its weaponry and gadgetry by Aston Martin and then resold. It was then retrofitted by subsequent owners with nonoriginal weaponry. The Chassis DP/216/1 DB5 was stolen in 1997 from its last owner in Florida and is currently still missing.
A highly detailed 1:24 scale die-cast model with many working features was produced as a limited edition by the Danbury Mint. A highly detailed kit was also produced by Airfix between 1966 and 1970.

On the 14th April 2010 a 1/8th scale model released over 75 weekly parts,it builds into one of the biggest 007 scale models to date
On June 1, 2010, RM Auctions announced the upcoming auction of a Aston Martin DB5 used in Thunderball and Goldfinger. The owner – Jerry Lee, President/Owner of WBEB Radio in Philadelphia, PA, originally bought the car from the Aston Martin company for $12,000 in 1969, and it is expected to reach a price of $5,000,000 (US) when it is sold on October 27

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