Continuation projects of popular classic cars are becoming hugely popular. Jaguar Land Rover’s Classics division has launched continuation versions of both D-Type and E-Type in the last few years. One can even buy a continuation version of the legendary Ford GT40 race car. However, Aston Martin’s latest project is a bit unique; it’s not only meant for connoisseurs of classic cars but also the diehard fans of the James Bond movie franchise. After introducing the continuation project of the DB4 GT at the end of 2016, the British marque has announced a run of 25 brand-new DB5s modelled after the most iconic movie car. Aston Martin teamed up with James Bond series producers, EON productions, to create the Goldfinger DB5 which will be limited to only 25 examples.
Built as “authentic reproductions” of the exact DB5 that Connery, Brosnan and Craig all drove in six different bond movies, it includes all the gadgetry developed by Bond’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould in collaboration with Aston’s Q bespoke department. It even features the famous revolving license-plate. The continuation DB5 will be produced at Aston’s Newport Pagnell plant — the facility where the original DB5 was built. In addition to the 25 car, three more will be built, with one being kept by Aston and Eon Productions each and the third being auctioned for charity. If you want to get one for yourself, you’ll have to shell out £2.75 million before taxes (about $3.5 million at current exchange rates). The deliveries will start at the end of 2019, but the vehicles won’t be road legal.