The very last Aston Martin DB5 rolled off the factory line nearly 55 years ago. Soon, however, brand new DB5 models will be rolling out of Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory once more as the British marque recently announced that the production of the DB5 continuation cars has officially restarted.
As announced last year, Aston Martin will not just be restarting the production of standard DB5 models. Instead, the DB5 Continuation models are inspired by the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. And if you’re wondering, yes, all continuation cars come complete with gadgets and gizmos used by Sean Connery in the movie.
Only 25 examples of the DB5 "Goldfinger" continuation models will be built and each one will take around 4,500 labor hours to build and assemble. Aston Martin is also working with Eon Productions and special effects experts, Chris Corbould in building the continuation cars to develop the gadgets used in the movie.
Just like the DB5 in the movie, nearly all of the gadgets and gizmos actually work. Some of the gadgets include a smokescreen, revolving license plates, battering rams, and a removable passenger-seat roof panel for the famous ejector seat. Interestingly, the continuation cars also get simulated twin front machine guns and simulated oil slick delivery system.
Aside from the gadgets, all DB5 continuation cars are built to original factory specifications. Under the hood, sits the original 4.0-liter inline-six which produces 290 horsepower. A 5-speed ZF manual transmission then sends power to the rear wheels. All of the cars will be painted in Silver Birch, just like the original one in the Bond film. They can also be ordered in either left or right-hand drive configuration, depending on the country you live in.
Each DB5 Goldfinger continuation car is priced at GBP 2.75m (PHP 171 million) plus taxes. As it is essentially an old car with no modern safety equipment, the DB5 continuation models may not be road legal. However, they will still come all the proper paperwork. Last year, we were told two continuation cars were still available. So if you’re interested in one, why not try your luck because not all are spoken for yet.