Aston Martin Set To Produce 28 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Models
One of the most iconic movie cars of all time the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, which incidentally, as has been immortalized in LEGO recently. Fans looking for full-size nostalgia can now rejoice as Aston Martin has officially announced the Goldfinger DB5 continuation.
Building on the success of the DB4 GT continuation, the latest project will see Aston Martin partner with EON Productions to build 28 continuation models inspired by the DB5 in Goldfinger. Aston Martin says each will be an authentic reproduction of the car movie car, but noted there will be some modifications to “ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.”
The cars will be built by Aston Martin Works and each will feature a Silver Birch exterior. The authenticity extends far beyond the paint as each will come equipped with “functioning gadgets” featured in the film. While it’s doubtful the car will have a working ejector seat, Aston Martin confirmed the model will have revolving number plates – among other things.
Unfortunately, the Goldfinger DB5 continuation won’t be road-legal.
While it’s disappointing the car won’t be road-legal, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years.” He went on to say owning an “Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy.”
The first deliveries are slated to begin in 2020 and 25 cars are destined for customers. Aston Martin and EON Productions which each receives one, while the 28th car will be auctioned off for charity.
The model will also likely have a price ticket of £2.75 million.