Among the most iconic cars in the entire history of cinema is James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 in 1964's Goldfinger.
The James Bond film starring Sean Connery as the British superspy began a decades-long association between the film franchise and the luxury automobile manufacturer. And now 007 fans will be have the chance to purchase their very own DB5 newly built by the British automaker...at a price.
In collaboration with Eon Productions, the film studio behind the popular film series, Aston Martin is producing a limited run of DB5s faithfully recreating the classic model from the 1964 Bond film. The special line is overseen by Chris Corbould who has served as special effects supervisor on the film series since 1995's GoldenEye with the new models including functioning gadgets while ostensibly respecting the rules of the road.
There will be 25 of the recreated DB5s available for sale to the general public priced at $3.53 million each and expected for delivery sometime in 2020. Three additional models will also be constructed: One for Aston Martin, one for Eon Productions, and one to go sale as part of a charity auction.
007's main car of choice has been the Aston Martin DB5 in seven separate Bond films: Goldfinger, 1965's Thunderball, GoldenEye, 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies, 2006's Casino Royale, 2012's Skyfall, and 2015's Spectre.
Here's to hoping Lotus will similarly recreate the submersible Esprit from 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me next.
(via Aston Martin)