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Aston Martin DB5

The Aston DB5 is a two door coupe and spiritual to the Aston Martin DB4 built 1963 and 1965 with examples being produced.

The two stand for David Brown. Martin’s chief between and 1972. It is meant to be a marked over the previous DB4 with a new 5 manual transmission, a larger engine and three SU carburettors.

Variants Edit

DB5 Vantage

The high-performance DB5 Vantage was introduced in featuring three Weber 45DCOE side-draft carburettors and camshaft profiles, delivering top-end performance at the expense of flexibility, especially as legendary are renowned as ‘full-throttle’ devices. engine produced 314 hp (234 Only 65 DB5 Vantage coupés built.

DB5 convertible Edit

Just 123 DB5s were produced, they never used the Volante name. The convertible was offered from 1963 to 1965. Originally only 19 of the 123 DB5 made were left-hand From October 1965 to 1966, Aston Martin the last 37 of the Aston Martin DB5 to make another convertible These 37 cars were as Short Chassis Volantes and the first Aston Martins to the Volante name.

Although it a Short Chassis is a bit of a misnomer as the comes from comparing it to the DB6, which has a longer When compared to the DB5, it is not but rather the same size, these cars differ to the DB5 models as they feature DB6 front and rear bumpers and TR4 lights, as also used on the

DB5 shooting brake Edit

A DB5 shooting brake was custom by the factory for David Brown, an hunter and dog owner, and 11-12 coupés were custom for Aston Martin by independent Harold Radford. The taillights were Triumph units, and also adopted for the succeeding

James Bond’s DB5 Edit

The Martin DB5 is one of the most famous in the world thanks to Oscar special effects genius known as ‘the Real John Stears who created the DB5 for use by James Bond in Goldfinger Although Ian Fleming had placed in a DB Mark III in the novel, the DB5 was the company’s model when the film was made. The car used in the film was the DB5 prototype, with another car used for stunts.

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Two more modified cars built for publicity tours the film’s release. In January one of those cars was auctioned in for $4.6 million. The same car was bought in 1970 for from the Sir Anthony Bamford, by a Tennessee owner.

The other car is located in the in the Louwman Museum, and this car was used for promoting the movie.

Within the universe of James the same car was used again in the film, Thunderball (registration BMT a year later. A different Martin DB5 (registration BMT 214A) was in the 1995 Bond film, in which three different were used for filming. The BMT also returned in Tomorrow Dies (1997), and was set to make a at Castle Thane in The World Is Not (1999), but the scene was cut.

Yet DB5 appeared in Casino Royale this one with the steering on the left side versus the British versions. It also in his most recent movie (2012) equipped with the browning mchine guns and drive as in the earlier versions.

The DB5 prototype used in Goldfinger the chassis number DP/216/1 was stripped of its weaponry and gadgetry by Martin and then resold. It was retrofitted by subsequent owners nonoriginal weaponry. The Chassis DB5 was stolen in 1997 from its owner in Florida and is currently missing.

A highly detailed 1:24 die-cast model with working features was produced as a edition by the Danbury Mint. A detailed kit was also produced by between 1966 and 1970.

In 2011 a 1/8 scale model was by part work magazine GE Fabbri in the UK. Over 85 weekly the model builds into one of the 007 scale models to date, working gadgets and lights.

On 1 June 2010, RM Auctions the upcoming auction of a DB5 used in and Goldfinger. The owner – Jerry President/Owner of WBEB Radio in PA- originally bought the car from the Martin company for in 1969. At the this famous DB5 was eventually for 2,600,000 GBP ( US).

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