2020 Aston Martin DB5 'Goldfinger Continuation'

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More than half a century after the last new DB5 left Aston Martins Newport Pagnell factory, work began on the most famous car in the world Produced in association with EON Productions, makers of the James Bond films Featuring working Goldfinger gadgets developed by Aston Martin and Oscar-winning special-effects guru Chris Corbould OBE Only 25 will be built and each car takes 4,500 hours to construct. This example is left-hand drive and delivered new in 2020 to the KSA Aston Martin have not made a DB5 for more than 50 years and these 25 Goldfinger Continuation cars will go on to form part of Aston Martins illustrious history Not merely the best-known model produced by Aston Martin, the DB5 saloon (as the factory called it for tax purposes) is generally regarded as one of the most famous cars ever built by any marque. Introduced at the 1963 Earls Court Motor Show, the DB5 was an obvious development of the DB4, featuring similar Touring-designed coachwork and an enlarged 4-litre update of Tadek Marek's race-engineered aluminium engine. With 170 improvements over the preceding model, the DB5 was undoubtedly a superior driver's car, and the company landed one of history's most famous marketing coups when the DB5 was chosen as superspy James Bond's transport for the 1964 film 'Goldfinger'. With a modest production of 1,021 examples built through 1965, the DB5 has evolved into the marque's most timeless classic, appealing to dedicated enthusiasts and casual observers alike. 55 years after the last new DB5 rolled elegantly off the production line at Aston Martins then global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work once again got under way at that very same illustrious location on a strictly limited number of new DB5 models. Created in association with the producers of the James Bond films, EON Productions, and featuring a broad suite of working gadgets first seen on screen in the 1964 film, Goldfinger. According to Aston Martin Works, 'The meticulous DB5 Goldfinger Continuation construction process which takes around 4,500 hours per car is undertaken at Aston Martins globally renowned Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Each of the 25 new cars is being built to the highest possible quality using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the sympathetic application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, alongside the integration of cutting-edge gadgets developed in association with Chris Corbould OBE, the special effects supervisor who has worked on more than a dozen Bond films'. The list of Bond-inspired gadgets includes the following features: Exterior: Rear smoke screen delivery system Rear simulated oil slick delivery system Revolving number plates front and rear (triple plates) Simulated twin front machine guns Bullet resistant rear shield Battering rams front and rear Simulated tyre slasher Removable passenger seat roof panel (optional equipment) Interior: Simulated radar screen tracker map Telephone in drivers door Gear knob actuator button Armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear Under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray Remote control for gadget activation All the new cars are meticulously detailed authentic reproductions of the DB5 as seen on screen, with some sympathetic modifications and enhancements to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability. All the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are being built to one exterior colour specification Silver Birch paint just like the original. The cars feature original DB5-style aluminium exterior body panels wrapped elegantly around an authentic DB5 mild-steel chassis structure. Under the bonnet theres a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated, inline six-cylinder engine with a six-plug head, three SU carburettors and oil cooler, thats capable of generating in the order of 290bhp. This is mated to a five-speed ZF manual transmission in the rear-wheel drive DB5, which also features a mechanical limited-slip differential. Servo-assisted hydraulic Girling-type steel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering which does not feature assistance and a suspension set-up comprising coil-over spring and damper units with an anti-roll bar at the front, and a live axle rear suspension with radius arms and Watts linkage, complete the dynamic package. This, left-hand drive, example was delivered new to the KSA in 2020 and has resided in a private collection ever since. Aston Martin have not made a DB5 for more than 50 years and these 25 Goldfinger Continuation cars will go on to form part of Aston Martins illustrious history. This, therefore, represents a truly exciting opportunity to join a rather exclusive club.


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This item is part of THE RIYADH CAR SHOW 2021 AUCTION BY SEVEN CONCOURS
 Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 | 5:00 PM  GMT
 
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2020 Aston Martin DB5 'Goldfinger Continuation'
2020 Aston Martin DB5 'Goldfinger Continuation'
Lot number: 221
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Event: THE RIYADH CAR SHOW 2021 AUCTION BY SEVEN CONCOURS
Ends: Thursday, November 25 | 5:00 PM  GMT

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