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Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« on: April 06, 2011, 07:04:03 PM »


Perhaps one of the most iconic cars of all time. Britain's super-classy spy, James Bond, needed an equally classy car to cruise around in.



The Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous Aston Martin car due to its use by James Bond in Goldfinger (1964). Although Ian Fleming had placed Bond in a DB Mark III in the novel, the DB5 was the company's newest model when the film was being made. The car used in the film was the original DB5 prototype, with another standard car used for stunts. Two more modified cars were built for publicity tours after the film's release. In January 2006, one of those cars was auctioned in Arizona for US $2,090,000. The same car was originally bought in 1970 for 5,000 from the owner, Sir Anthony Bamford, by a Tennessee museum owner. The other car is located in the Netherlands in the Louwman Museum, and this car was mainly used for promoting the movie.



Within the universe of James Bond, the same car was used again in the following film, Thunderball a year later. A different Aston Martin DB5 was used in the 1995 Bond film, GoldenEye, in which three different DB5s were used for filming. One of them also returned in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and was set to make a cameo at Castle Thane in The World Is Not Enough (1999), but the scene was cut. Yet another DB5 appeared in Casino Royale (2006), this one with the steering wheel on the left side versus the previous British versions.



The first DB5 prototype used in Goldfinger was later stripped of its weaponry and gadgetry by Aston Martin and then resold. It was then retrofitted by subsequent owners with non-original weaponry. It was was stolen in 1997 from its last owner in Florida and is currently still missing.



On June 1, 2010, RM Auctions announced the upcoming auction of a DB5 used in Thunderball and Goldfinger. The owner - Jerry Lee, President/Owner of WBEB Radio in Philadelphia, PA- originally bought the car from the Aston Martin company for $12,000 in 1969, and it was expected to reach a price of $5,000,000 (US). At the auction, this famous DB5 was eventually sold for 2,600,000 GBP ($4,103,000 (US)).






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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 08:34:04 PM »
I love old Astons.
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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 09:37:35 AM »
Now I R confused.  Stock vehicle section.  Definitely not stock vehicle :lol: Applies to the Ghostbustermobile as well

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 11:41:46 AM »
Now I R confused.  Stock vehicle section.  Definitely not stock vehicle :lol: Applies to the Ghostbustermobile as well

And the Delorean, and the Bluesmobile... But I'm pretty sure "Stockers" was for lack of a better forum name, as this is supposed to be the forum where vehicles that are neither fast nor furious, but still cool go. Right?

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 12:04:34 PM »
And the Delorean, and the Bluesmobile... But I'm pretty sure "Stockers" was for lack of a better forum name, as this is supposed to be the forum where vehicles that are neither fast nor furious, but still cool go. Right?

If it's a project, then it's not a car we are going to see, thus "stockers"
It's been explains several times, I've explained it in this thread, and in the stockers forum that it's for stock cars.  Why should I have to explain the difference between a normal car and what is now being called a micro car?  Concept cars are not stock cars.  They are merely a concept.  However, seeing as how this is an issue now, I'll change the rules to keep it from becoming an issue later.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 12:47:05 PM »


I'm not making a forum for movie cars, so you're going to have to deal with them being in here.  Your scooter got moved out, it's not a car, deal with it.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 01:25:12 PM »
I'm not expecting a forum for movie cars.  And I completely understand and respect why my thread got moved with the current set of rules for this forum.  Believe me when I'm say I'm not butthurt in any way, shape or form.  I would hope most know me on here now as a very easy-going person :) .  I just don't get how "This forum is for stock cars" became "This is a modified car, but since it was in a movie, it was okay."   :-\ 

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 02:42:00 PM »
I'm not expecting a forum for movie cars.  And I completely understand and respect why my thread got moved with the current set of rules for this forum.  Believe me when I'm say I'm not butthurt in any way, shape or form.  I would hope most know me on here now as a very easy-going person :) .  I just don't get how "This forum is for stock cars" became "This is a modified car, but since it was in a movie, it was okay."   :-\ 

For someone who's not butt hurt you're bitching an AWFUL lot.  It's here because I said it was ok to put it here since it didn't really fit anywhere else, yet it's actually a car.  That's why it's here.  The lounge is a general, non-car related section.  Anything you want can go in there.  If the subject fits in another category, it goes in that category rather than the lounge.  These, however, are cars.  Therefore they will go in either Membermobiles, TF&TF, Spy Photos, or here.  They don't fit TF&TF, no one here owns them, and they don't go in spy photos.  That leaves one area.  Here.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 03:18:51 PM »
For someone who's not butt hurt you're bitching an AWFUL lot.

Not bitching.  Never swore, complained, or was condescending.  Simply asking questions and raising points to further understand what belongs where.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 04:20:08 PM »
Not bitching.  Never swore, complained, or was condescending.  Simply asking questions and raising points to further understand what belongs where.

Automotive history is a good subject that goes in here, and these cars fit that.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 03:48:42 AM »
Regardless of what goes in here, this section has turned into a ghost town pretty quickly.
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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 10:26:17 AM »
Regardless of what goes in here, this section has turned into a ghost town pretty quickly.

...the whole board has turned into a ghost town for the most part. People are busy.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 02:45:47 PM »
...the whole board has turned into a ghost town for the most part. People are busy.

A-R isn't much slower than normal. There are more sections now so it may seem that way.

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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2011, 10:10:19 PM »
...the whole board has turned into a ghost town for the most part. People are busy.
Compared to 5 years ago that's true, but overall it still gets decent traffic.
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Re: Star Car of the Week: James Bond's Aston Martin DB-5
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2011, 11:18:51 PM »
Compared to 5 years ago that's true, but overall it still gets decent traffic.

It's picked back up but it was REALLY slow last week toward the beginning of the week.