Aston Martin to recreate 25 new ‘GoldFinger’ DB5s

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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The second installment of Aston Martin’s “continuation edition”

OEM Manufacturers are quickly realising the value of their back catalogues, and as all things old and vintage quickly becoming lucrative collectibles, manufacturers are progressively cashing in on ‘new, old things’.

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Aston Martin is one of the frontrunners; having already released 25 "continuation" DB4 GT lightweights (above). Utilising correct and continuing serial numbers, they increased the original production pool by 25%, 54 years after production ended. All were sold out almost immediately, to the tune of around AUD$2.7 million each – and they’re not even road legal.

Aston Martin recently announced a second continuation series, this time of the iconic DB5 immortalised in film within numerous James Bond movies.

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28 cars will be built in total, one remaining with Aston Martin, one with EON Productions (the company responsible for the official James bond films), one auctioned with proceeds going to an as of yet unnamed charity, and 25 publically sold to customers.

Notably, the cars will feature various functioning "spy gadgets", and will be manufactured to identical specs as the original 898 cars built from 1963-1965. Subsequently, these new vintage cars won’t meet modern safety or emission standards – and will be unable to be road-registered.

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The Silver Birch DB5 first appeared in 1964’s GoldFinger and was bookended in film within 2015’s Spectre.

The cars will be built within the Aston Martin Works factory in Newport, Pagnell – and will include functioning ‘spy gadgets’ courtesy of Chris Corbould, who held a special effects supervising role on eight Bond movies.

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Aston Martin state that pricing for the DB5 GoldFinger continuation cars will be £2.75 million, or roughly AUD$4.8 million converted.

If that’s a little out of budget, check out the Aston Martins for sale on our classifieds.

 

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