A while back, we reported that Aston Martin will be recreating the DB5 as seen in the James Bond: Goldfinger movie in very limited numbers. Only 25 “continuation cars” will be built, complete with some of the gadgets featured in the film.
All 25 Goldfinger DB5s will be finished in the iconic Silver Birch color. These vehicles will be brand new, built based on archived plans and blueprints. The price for one of these future collectibles is a staggering £2.75 million (PhP 193M) plus taxes with deliveries beginning in 2020.
During a recent visit to Aston Martin headquarters in the UK, we inquired about these vehicles and if any were still available. Yes, Bond fans, there are still two slots available.
While Aston Martin has stated that these vehicles will not pass British vehicle registration standards, it will leave more “resourceful” owners to find ways to make these cars road legal in their home country.
As such, if you have PhP 193M, you can avail of one of these two remaining cars, and in left hand drive, if so desired. Naturally, many of the gadgets can be dangerous to other motorists. As such, while the DB5 will feature the more benign gadgets like the famous revolving number plate, bulletproof rear windshield, and built-in dashboard GPS, some of the more dangerous equipment, like the tire slashers, oil slick, smoke screen, and most especially the ejector seat might not make it to the actual car. Aston Martin executives did confirm that pressing the ejector seat button will “do something” though not necessarily eject the passenger from the car.
Like the DB4 GT continuation cars, the DB5 Goldfinger will be built based on the original blueprints, but with more modern materials. It will be built with a brand new bonded aluminum chassis. The vehicle will still be assembled by hand, with panels still painstakingly curved via an English wheel.
The result is a slightly more rigid vehicle, even more resistant to corrosion. Thanks to more modern construction methods, buyers can expect the car to have a slightly higher engine displacement than the original, and produce even more power, even though fuel will still be governed by a carburetor.
And while the DB5 is not built to be road legal, it will come with all the necessary paperwork. Many “enterprising” owners have already found ways around the road homologation rule.
That’s certainly a lot less than a Bugatti La Voiture Noire (The Black Car) for a car far more people will recognize and appreciate.