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Aston Martin DB5 to return as a Bond special edition

The extremely limited cars will be close to as they appeared in the 1964 Bond film, Goldfinger.

Aston Martin has teamed up with James Bond series producers, EON productions, to build 25 brand-new 1964 DB5s.

The extremely limited cars will be as they appeared in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, complete with some functioning gadgets from the movie, and all will be finished in Birch Silver.

The cars will be built by the Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell in the UK, and the gadgetry will be overseen by Chris Corbould – the current special effects supervisor of the Bond franchise.

The original 1964 car as it appeared on-set in 'Goldfinger'. The original 1964 car as it appeared on-set in 'Goldfinger'.

Each of the 25 DB5 continuation examples will cost prospective customers the equivalent of a whopping AU$4.8 million - and will not be road-legal in their home country. First deliveries are expected to be in 2020.

The cars will be built as close to the original specification as can be expected, with the original 4.0-litre DOHC inline six-cylinder producing around 210kW/380Nm. Aston Martin Works concedes there will be some ‘sympathetic modifications’ to ensure the ‘highest levels’ of build quality.

The DB5 is, by a long distance, the most famous Bond car. In the year following the release of Goldfinger in cinemas, the Corgi die-cast version of car sold in excess of 2.5 million examples. It has appeared in seven Bond films and outshone similar attempts at 007 fame from Lotus during the Roger Moore era and BMWs with Pierce Brosnan at the helm.

The DB5 has again featured heavily in the recent Daniel Craig 007 films. The DB5 has again featured heavily in the recent Daniel Craig 007 films.

Aston Martin Works also ran a continuation project for the DB4 G.T., with 25 cars produced in the original 1959 lightweight specification for track use only. Each of those cars set customers back more than AU$2.6 million.

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