James Bond 007 Skyfall Aston Martin DB5…that”s the classic Aston Martin DB5 to be precise!

Next week sees the release of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. I for one, cannot wait and will be there on opening night with all the other Bond fans. This film promises to be a celebration of the ultimate Bond car, as we will again see the return of the Aston Martin DB5.

Cars have a big part to play in our beloved Bond films, and just as we expect to see Q”s gadgets, fabulous Bond girls, and sharp one-liners…we expect to see some classic Bond cars.

As expected, the film will include a number of cars alongside the Aston Martin DB5. These will include a Jaguar XJL, Range Rover Evoque and Landrover defender. Undoubtedly, these will feature in some impressive stunts, driven by the Stig (from Top Gear) who stars as 007 in the driving stunts.

Over the years, the Bond films have never failed to wow us with some beautiful cars. In addition to Aston Martins, we have loved the Lotus Esprit in Roger Moore”s The Spy Who Loved Me, and the Silver Ghost which starred alongside the Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger.

In fact, Skyfall, will be the sixth Bond film to feature the Aston Martin DB5. This will not be the original car which starred in the 1960″s, however, as that particular car has already been sold for a massive $4.1 million in 2010.

What is it about this car that the Bond film-makers love so much?

It is a beautifully-shaped timeless classic which has elegance and charm written all over it, just like the delectable Mr Bond himself. Over the years, we have seen some fantastic features which have been added to the car in order to save queen and country; such as the vital ejection seat, twin machine guns, rocket launcher and the ever-useful oil-slick generators!

In fact, it would seem that 007 and Bond fans have a love affair with all things Aston Martin. A recent survey of Facebook Bond fans in the USA, asked the fans to name their favourite ever Bond car.  There were 900 responses, which judged the Aston Martin DB5 to be the over-whelming winner with 55% of the votes. Second place went to the Aston Martin DBS as seen in Quantum of Solace with 20% of the votes, and in third place was the Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day with 10% of the fans’ votes.

Much has been made about the return of the Aston Martin DB5 on the 50th anniversary of James Bond.  Without saying why, director Sam Mandes has indicated that this is no coincidence. Without revealing too much, he has confirmed that the car is featured in the latter part of the film. It seems that the last part of the film will include shots which quite easily could have been filmed in 1962.

Intrigued? Oh yes, absolutely!

Due for general release on 26th October 2012, we are sure that Skyfall will be another James Bond treat which will leave us feeling both shaken and stirred!

 


Emma Jones

EMMA JONES

This article was written and published by Emma Jones.  Emma works for Trade Classics as an in-house journalist and copywriter and has many years” experience in the classic car sector.  Why not write a reply on this article below – she”d love to hear your thoughts on her thoughts!

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