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Aston Martin DB5
Q then leads Bond around to the most beautiful piece of spy kit the world will ever see.
“You’ll be using this Aston Martin DB5, with modifications.”
The next line, signals the shape of things to come in this particular relationship, “Now, pay attention, please.”
The list of gadgets and gizmos the glorious vehicle is equipped with was allegedly the sum of a brain-storming session among technicians on-site. Director, Guy Hamilton, was responsible for the revolving number plate – those damned parking tickets, you see.
Anyway, here’s the list:
1) Bullet proof windows.
2) “Revolving number plate, naturally.”
3) A homing device and tracker that would fit in his shoe, that matches up with a dashboard tracking screen.
5) Oil Slick.
6) Rear bullet proof screen (not be mistaken with the glass – this is extra protection).
7) Left and right front wing machine guns.
8) And finally, the piece de la resistance...
Bond: “Ejector seat! You’re joking.”
Major Boothroyd: “I never joke about my work, 007.”
What Q didn’t tell Bond is that the vehicle also has Ben Hur spike things that zoom out of the wheels. 007 obviously took time out to read the manual though because it isn’t long before he’s ripping Tilly Masterson’s beautiful Ford Mustang apart with them.
On October 27th 2010, this vehicle sold at auction for £2,912,000 to American car collector, Harry Yeaggy. The previous owner, American radio station owner Jerry Lee, had bought the car from Aston Martin for $12,000 in 1969.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 For Sale