A series of 25 Goldfinger continuation editions are to be built at Aston Martin Works in a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films.
The Goldfinger DB5 continuation, which follows the successful continuation project for the DB4 G.T., will be based on James Bond’s legendary car from the 1964 film. Each model will be an authentic reproduction of the DB5 seen on screen.
Authenticity will extend to include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates and more, which were made famous in Goldfinger. The gadgets will be co-developed with Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. Each car will be produced in Silver Birch paint, identical to the original.
Aston Martin Works managing director Paul Spires said: “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond originated more than half a century ago. Creating 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuations and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.”
Each Goldfinger DB5 continuation car will be priced at £2.75 million plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020. A further three cars will be built – one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity.
The DB5 also featured in the 007 films Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.
Aston Martin’s president and chief executive Andy Palmer said: “It is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years. To own 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 skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”