1963 - 1967 Aston Martin DB5

1963 - 1967 Aston Martin DB5 Exterior
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  • Aston Martin DB5
  • Year:
    1963- 1967
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    282 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    288 @ 3850
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    143 mph
  • body style:

The Aston Martin DB5 is a global phenomenon often referred to as ‘the most famous car in the world’ thanks to its longtime heritage over 50 years of James Bond films. The car itself retook center stage a few times in the films since originally starring in Goldfinger and From Russia With Love, most recently with Skyfall’s Daniel Craig wheeling it out of secret storage before a midnight dash to his childhood orphanage in Scotland.

RM Auctions 2012 sale of this Sierra Blue example also includes a big name attached: Sir Paul McCartney, who rewarded himself with his first Aston Martin just a few weeks after The Beatles breakout appearance on U.S. television via The Ed Sullivan Show.

As special as the DB5’s numerous celeb owners and movie credits are, the coverage can be exhausting sometimes because the same tired facts are reshuffled. In this full review of the DB5, the focus is the merits of the car itself versus its contemporaries like the E-type Jaguar, Lamborghini 350 GT and Ferrari 250 GTO.

The DB5 was also created in a fashionable convertible body-style and as a one-off shooting brake for company lead David Brown, but the two-door hardtops are the most recognizable and affordable examples of 1963’s most advanced car.

Click past the jump for the full review of this cherished dream car.

 

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October 5 is Now Known as Global James Bond Day!

October 5 is Now Known as Global James Bond Day!

Aston Martin once again teams up with the 007 franchise

Aston Martin has long been associated with James Bond. The relevance of cars in movies more or less started with the Aston Martin cars featuring in James Bond movies. To commemorate this iconic relationship, Aston Martin has teamed up with the producers of James Bond, EON Productions and Sky, to celebrate “Global James Bond Day” today, the October 5th.

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The Aston Martin DB5 "Goldfinger" Replicas Won't be Street Legal Because the Gadgets are Real!

The Aston Martin DB5 "Goldfinger" Replicas Won’t be Street Legal Because the Gadgets are Real!

You can’t use the ejector seats, machine guns, and revolving license plates in public

Aston Martin’s plan to recreate 25 continuation James Bond DB5 models comes with the caveat that future owners can’t drive them on public roads because the gadgets that came in the original Bond DB5 are included on these continuation models. Each car carries a £2.75 million price tag or around $3.5 million based on current exchange rates. Those who can afford to pay for any one of these 25 DB5s will have to make do with having these cars serve as garage jewelry.

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Aston Martin Plans To Build James Bond's DB5 From Goldfinger, Complete With All The Gadgets

Aston Martin Plans To Build James Bond’s DB5 From Goldfinger, Complete With All The Gadgets

The cost of getting one is $3.5 million

Aston Martin and EON Productions are teaming up to recreate arguably one of the most iconic movie cars of all time: James Bond’s DB5 from the movie Goldfinger. The British automaker and the production company in charge of producing Bond movies will recreate the legendary DB5 as part of Aston’s continuation series. Only 25 units of the DB5 will be built, but each one of them will come with all the gizmos and gadgetry that 007 himself had at his disposal in the classic 1964 movie.

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Lego Releases James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Kit, Comes With All Your Favorite Spy Fantasy Gadgets

Lego Releases James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Kit, Comes With All Your Favorite Spy Fantasy Gadgets

Consider us shaken, not stirred

Do you dream of owning a genuine spy car, but can’t seem to find Q’s number laying around? Well, don’t worry, because Lego has you covered. Say hello to the classic Bond car, now in brick form - yep, it’s 007’s very own ’64 Aston Martin DB5, straight out of Goldfinger and complete with all the goodies you need to save the day, including an ejector seat, rotating license plates, wheel-mounted tire slashers, and of course, front-mounted machine guns.

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Aston Martin Teases James Bond's DB5 Lego Kit

Aston Martin Teases James Bond’s DB5 Lego Kit

Britain’s greatest spy and his trusty ride are now part of the growing Lego family

Lego’s fascination in the world of automobiles is manifesting itself once again in the form of James Bond’s very own Aston Martin DB5. One of the most iconic movie cars of all time is set to become the next car to get the full-on brick treatment, complete with a mini figure of no less than 007 himself. The kit is currently available for pre-order at the Lego store in Budapest, Hungary where it is expected to be released on August 1, a full week ahead of its global release on August 8.

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Aston Martin DB5 And Centenary Vanquish Reviewed By XCar: Video

Aston Martin DB5 And Centenary Vanquish Reviewed By XCar: Video

The kids at XCAR always seem to get the best gigs. In this new video Drew Stearne gets tossed the keys to the ultra-sexy and ultra-limited 2014 Aston Martin Centenary Edition Vanquish. With its 6.0-liter, V-12 engine, unique touches borrowed from the One-77 supercar and that wonderful exterior design it looks like a rolling piece of art through the video. But then Drew steps it up a notch.

Not only does he have the keys to the new Vanquish, he has been given leave to drive what he calls the most famous car in the world: the Aston Martin DB5. Like all XCAR videos this one is full with unsurpassed direction and video presentation, perfectly complimentary audio choices, and a dose of automotive passion and love. If you have ever been interested in Aston Martin as a company this video is a much watch. From the great cars to the surprisingly deep history lesson contained within, this video will likely be the best seven minutes you spent all day.

Now go ahead and click “play” and bask in the British glory. For fun, when you get finished comment below with which car you think is better. I am a sucker for the new Vanquish but the DB5 is probably my favorite car of all time, so I’d take the classic.

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24-Carat Gold Aston Martin DB5 is Being Auctioned for Charity

24-Carat Gold Aston Martin DB5 is Being Auctioned for Charity

Don’t have the money to make a bid for an actual Aston Martin DB5? Don’t worry because the creators of the James Bond series, EON Productions, has a DB5 that you can actually afford. But there are a couple of caveats. One, the DB5 isn’t an actual model, but rather a one-off, gold-plated, one-third-scale replica of the model. Two, it’s expected to sell anywhere between £40,000-60,000, which is about $66,000-100,000 as of 9/9/2014.

Still interested?

The gold-plated DB5 replica was actually commissioned by EON Productions as part of the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, the first James Bond movie that the iconic Aston Martin appeared in. It even has the signature of James Bond production designer Sir Ken Adams, the same man largely responsible for designing the modifications to the car, including the radio-controlled machine guns, bulletproof shield and revolving number plate.

Global auctioneers Christies will send the model under the hammer later this month for charity to benefit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the UK.

So it is for a good cause, which should make it a little easier to spend that much money on a scale model of the DB5. At least you know the money you spend will be put to good use. Bidding has started at the Christies website where it will continue until September 17, 2014.

If the car is a little too steep for your bank account, you can instead opt to bid for an 18-karat yellow gold Goldfinger Seamaster Aqua Terra wristwatch created by Omega.
The one-off timepiece is estimated to fetch anywhere between £8,000-12,000, which is about $13,000-20,000 based on current exchange rates.

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Top-Ten Best 1960s Supercars

Top-Ten Best 1960s Supercars

The swinging 60s just brings up this roasted and muddy air of sex, sweat and drugs. Enough to intoxicate even the plastic hippies among us, the 1960s is rapidly becoming the most profitable segment of the classic supercar market.

And for good reason. Simple leather is mixed with gasoline until emotions boil. This list spans such greats as the Ferrari 250GT California Spider LWB Competizione to the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. And what a long, strange trip it was between those two masterpieces.

The birth of the Porsche 911, the Aston Martin DB5, the Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40, the Maserati Ghibli Spyder and many more.

All of the cars from this era are rich in prose. Sean Connery’s name pops up repeatedly, and so does Steve McQueen and Sir Paul McCartney. These were mens’ men in a time of changing morals on a global scale.

But the coupes and ragtops these gents preferred are really fit for the ages. So throw on some Aviators and slip into your slimmest racing loafers.

Click past the jump for a sunny-Sunday donut run in the Top-Ten Best Supercars from the 1960s.

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1963 - 1967 Aston Martin DB5

1963 - 1967 Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is a global phenomenon often referred to as ‘the most famous car in the world’ thanks to its longtime heritage over 50 years of James Bond films. The car itself retook center stage a few times in the films since originally starring in Goldfinger and From Russia With Love, most recently with Skyfall’s Daniel Craig wheeling it out of secret storage before a midnight dash to his childhood orphanage in Scotland.

RM Auctions 2012 sale of this Sierra Blue example also includes a big name attached: Sir Paul McCartney, who rewarded himself with his first Aston Martin just a few weeks after The Beatles breakout appearance on U.S. television via The Ed Sullivan Show.

As special as the DB5’s numerous celeb owners and movie credits are, the coverage can be exhausting sometimes because the same tired facts are reshuffled. In this full review of the DB5, the focus is the merits of the car itself versus its contemporaries like the E-type Jaguar, Lamborghini 350 GT and Ferrari 250 GTO.

The DB5 was also created in a fashionable convertible body-style and as a one-off shooting brake for company lead David Brown, but the two-door hardtops are the most recognizable and affordable examples of 1963’s most advanced car.

Click past the jump for the full review of this cherished dream car.

Read more