Luxury Safes Blog presents you today the new old luxury car by Aston Martin, the classic used and made famous by Sean Connery on James Bond films, the iconic “Goldfinger” DB5. It is truly a masterpiece, now complete with all the gadgets, re launched by this exclusive brand. 25 replicas of this classic will be built during next year costing £2.75m, plus taxes, more or less. Not any old DB5s, but actual copies of the Silver Birch DB5, reg BMT 216A first driven by 007 in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. And this is the kind of limited editions that will come with all the extras.
Aston Martin has been in the vanguard of the “continuation car” movement – where car makers raid their back catalogues for rare and collectable cars to bring back in to production at astronomical prices – since 1988. Earlier this year it produced a run of new DB4 GTs but the Bond DB5 is the motherlode of classics when it comes to continuation cars. It is arguably the most famous car of all time.
Oscar-winning special effects coordinator Chris Corbould (who won the Academy Award for the astounding Inception) who has worked on no less than 11 Bond films will be responsible for the extras. “Aston Martin and EON productions are in the process of evaluating the feasibility of making working versions of each gadget featured in Goldfinger,” said an Aston spokesman.
There have been rumours of late that Ferrari is gabbling with what to call its take on the new/old concept. Rumours suggest its is evaluating a small run of 250 GTOs, of which 36 were made, the last of which in 1964 like the DB5. Widely regarded as the most beautiful car of all, a new world record price is expected this Saturday when an example goes to auction with RM Sotheby’s in Monterey where it’s expected to fetch between $45 and $60million. It’s hard to imagine whether its new owner will feel angry should Ferrari build some more GTOs, or merely smug.
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