Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DB5 is a classic car manufactured by Aston Martin. It is possibly the most famous Aston Martin due to its role as James Bond’s car in Goldfinger. Notable sales
In 2006, a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe was sold for $267,300 by RM Auctions, Arizona. This surpassed its initial estimate of $185,000-235,000.
A green 1965 Aston Martin DB5 was purchased for $429,000 by RM Auctions, Arizona, in January 2010 - just beating its high estimate of $400,000.
In October 2010, the famous 'James Bond' 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was sold for £2.6m, at RM Auctions, London. The vehicle, driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, came complete with several features from the films still functioning, including an oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen.
The car, previously owned by Jerry Lee, was bought by Ohio property tycoon Harry Yeaggy for significantly less than its estimate of £3.5m.
The Aston Martin DB5 was introduced in 1963 as a replacement for the DB4. The car was available as a sports saloon or convertible. In 1963, the car retailed for £4,249.
Only 1063 of these cars were ever made.
The DB5 is slightly longer and heavier than the DB4. The weight increase is offset by the 4 litre double overhead engine which can produce 282bhp.
The Vantage model of the DB5 has a power output of 325bhp.
Further improvements over the DB4 include: an improved exhaust system, alternator rather than dynamo and electric windows as standard and an option of air conditioning.
The car was replaced by the Aston Martin DB6 in 1965.
Though the Aston Martin DB5 is probably best known for its role in Goldfinger, the car has also appeared in many other films, music videos and television programmes including:
- The Cannonball Run (1981)
- Music video for Let it Burn by Usher (2004)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Music Video for Millenium by Robbie Williams (1998)
- Tv series, RTL Autowereld (2002-2010)