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Aston Martin DB5 (1963-65) Named after Aston head David Brown, the DB5 was the first car with a film career, having appeared in Thunderball, Goldfinger, and many others. The DB was so hot that it came with a built-in fire extinguisher.
Aston Martin DB5: Often billed as the “most famous car in the world”, James Bond’s gadget laden Silver Birch DB5 in Goldfinger became many a schoolboy’s dream. Regarded by many as the most beautiful Aston Martin produced, the DB5 shares many similar traits to the DB4. However, DB5’s most substantial change occurred under the bonnet. The engine capacity was enlarged to 4 litres by increasing the bore to 96mm.
In 1963 the perfection that is the Aston Martin DB5 was introduced to the world. A prototype of DB5 (DP216/1) was used as an 'effects' car and a similar production car for driving sequences (DB5/1486/R) in the James Bond movies 007 Goldfinger & Thunderball - and thus was created the most famous car in the world.