Top Gear drives Bond’s Aston DB5
Ejector seats, machine guns and a muffled scream from the boot. TG goes for a spin in 007’s original car, which is now up for sale
Posted: 24 Oct 2012
But this DB5 is the DB5, the very one that Sean Connery drove while essaying the role of Ian Fleming's famous fictional spy (the name eludes me right now, it's James something or other), the one with all the gadgets including the ejector seat, the bulletproof shield, and the machine guns, the car that Corgi immortalised with its brilliant, huge-selling scale model, the car that renders all men of a certain age babbling, dribbling fools, inarguably the most famous film car of all time and therefore probably the most famous car of all time, full stop. Yes, that one. And, with hands hovering apprehensively over the enormous, wood-rimmed wheel, I'm about to drive it.