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DB5

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5.

Acrilic on board.

The Aston Martin DB5 is a British luxury grand tourer (GT) that was made by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honouring Sir David Brown (the owner of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972).

Although not the first in the DB series, the DB5 is famous for being the most recognised cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). It took less than 13 minutes of screen time to earn James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 the title of "the most famous car in the world."


Equipped with bullet proof windows, revolving number plates (naturally), a variety of defense mechanisms and perhaps most famously, an ejector seat, it isn't surprising the car left an impression on the movie viewing audience. Even without the gadgets the Aston Martin DB5 was a beautiful car, but on the big screen, in the hands of the world's most famous spy, the Silver Birch DB5 was an absolute knockout. The DB5's first movie appearance immediately launched the car into permanent dream car status, and the Aston remains the subject of many a car lover's fantasy to this day.

   
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