Saturday, 1 October 2016

ASTON MARTIN DB5 - Everything you need to know about 007’s iconic car

Ian Fleming’s "Goldfinger" (1959) novel specified that Bond drive a gadget-laden Aston Martin DB Mark III for the chase across Europe. The Mark III was introduced in 1957, the year before Fleming wrote Goldfinger. In preparation for the filming of "Goldfinger" (1964), production designer Ken Adam and special effects’ John Stears visited Aston Martin Lagonda to make a deal with them for a car. On their visit they fell in love with the DB5 prototype and managed to secure it for the movie.

The DB5 returned in "Thunderball" (1965), repaired after Bond’s crash in "Goldfinger" but then didn’t appear for another 30 years until "GoldenEye" (1995). A version of the iconic car was also featured in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), "Casino Royale" (2006), "Skyfall" (2012) and "SPECTRE" (2015).

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Photos: (except the photo of 007 Travelers in "Bond in Motion exhibition in London, England", photo  © 007 Travelers.  

Mika & Pirita / 007 Travelers
Photo  © 007 Travelers, by Little Agent Traveler

Here are some of Sir Ken Adam’s sketches for the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in GOLDFINGER (1964)

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