Aston Martin DB5

One of the original Aston Martin DB5 James Bond cars
One of the original Aston Martin DB5 James Bond cars
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Sean Connery with the Aston Martin DB5 on Stoke Poges during the filming of Goldfinger
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Pierce Brosnan with the Aston Martin DB5 in the south of France during the filming of GoldenEye
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Bond (Daniel Craig) and Solange in the Aston Martin DB5 in Casino Royale
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In 1963, James Bond, then played by Sean Connery was introduced to his silver Aston Martin DB5 in the 1964 film Goldfinger. The DB5 caused a tremendous amount of talk, not only because of its timeless beauty but also because of those tempting gadgets that were fitted to it: oil spray, bullet proof shield, radar screen, revolving number plates, gun tray under driver's seat, tire slashers and of course the famous ejector seat with control button in the gear stick. The car is crashed in Goldfinger but later recovered and restored by Q, as the car appears again in Thunderball. The license plate number is BMT 216A.

The car can then be seen in GoldenEye, driven by Pierce Brosnan to the Monte Carlo Casino, with a playful chase scene between Bond in his Aston Martin DB5 versus and Xenia Onatopp in her red Ferrari 355 GTS. The car is then fitted with an Alpine 7817R car radio that doubles as a printer and communication device, and a champagne cooler between te seats. The license plate has changed to BMT 214A. The car is used in Tomorrow Never Dies as well.

In Casino Royale, we see how Bond acquired the car, when Daniel Craig as Bond wins an Aston Martin DB5, license plate 56526, during a poker game in the Bahamas One & Only Club.

In SkyFall the Aston Martin DB5 is once again put to use when Bond drives M to Scotland in this car. It is one of the last scenes in the movie that is made so that it 'could have taken place in 1962' according to Sam Mendes in this videoblog about the DB5 in SkyFall. The license plate number is BMT 216A.

The DB5 can also be used in the video games 007 RacingAgent Under Fire and From Russia with Love and James Bond 007: Blood Stone. The DB5 also made cameo appearances in the comedy film, The Cannonball Run, driven by Roger Moore's character, and in the TV-film The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E., George Lazenby, playing a Bond-like character referred to as "JB", drives a DB5 (with the licence plate "JB").

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Comments

This car reappears in the new movie 'Casino Royale' and we learn where he actually got the car...I suppose. Though the timeline is kindof all mess'd up now. Since his currrent car is way newer.

You're right, his current car is "way newer" but this is the classic Bond car, it will never vanish from the Bond franchise unlike those horrible double breasted suits and the annoying limitless actor change of Blofeld. But back to the car, There is a very, very wonderful spot of the DB5 and a 21st century version of it on You Tube made by the amazing Top Gear.

Another interesting bit of info about the DB5...the 007 producers told Aston Martin they wanted to use this $12,500 car in Goldfinger in 1963 and they were hoping AM would supply them with one. The response the producers got from AM was something along the lines of "That sounds good and for $12,500 you can have one." This dissapointed the 007 crew and for the longest time, they went back and forth trying to decide if they should spend that much of their small production allowance on one but thankfully they did.

One last unfortunate bit of information. In 1986, Anthony Pugliese bought Bond's DB5 at an auction for $275,000. In 1997, the car was stolen and no one has seen it since. The one we saw in Casino Royale was sadly never driven by Connery. So now, Bond's original DB5 could be sitting in some drug dealers garage in some South American country, some dictator's driveway in a sandly Middle Eastern country, or in a scrap yard in Alabama...who knows.

it is the best 007 car ever

Hey Remmert, add this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4NIyRYTcQI

Thanks Joel, added the video, see above.

Actually, the license plate on Bond's DB5 in Goldeneye was BMT 214A
Thanks, the text has been updated!
You've missed an important detail. This is a left hand drive car, and the Goldfinger (and Skyfall) Cars are right hand drive...
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