Aston Martin, founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, is a British manufacturer of luxurious, high-performance cars. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most famous cars in the world thanks to Oscar -winning special effects expert John Stears, who created the deadly silver-birch DB5 for use by James Bond in the film, Goldfinger (1964).
In “Skyfall,” the latest Bond film, the British super-spy James Bond use the classic Aston Martin DB5 once again, which was initially been used in GoldFinger in 1964.
The original 1964 aston martin db5 which was used in Goldfinger and Thunderball, was sold for $4.6Million in 2010 where as a new one would come for around $450K.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
It was less than 13 minutes on screen but James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 earned the title of “the most famous car in the world.”. It was a slight upgrade from the DB4 which preceded it. The DB5 is most famous for being the third, but most recognized, James Bond car.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Specifications
- Engine: 3,995 cc (243.8 cu in)
- Power: 282 bhp (210 kW) at 5,500 rpm (210) Net HP
- Torque: 288 lb⋅ft (390 N⋅m) at 3,850 rpm
- Weight: 1,502 kg (3,311 lb)
- Top Speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
- 0–60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 8 s