James Bond's Aston Martin DB5.
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
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.