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 sold for £2.9 million
Posted: 31 Mar 2014
The tale of the Bond DB5 is as densely plotted as one of Fleming's novels. Fleming, famously, was more of a Bentley man, so Bond mainly drove a Bentley in the books, though he did end up in an Aston Martin DBIII in the Goldfinger novel. For the film series, producer Cubby Broccoli apparently wanted Bond to drive an E-type, but Jaguar just wouldn't play ball. Idiots. Fortunately, the guys at Aston Martin recognised a copper-bottomed PR opportunity when they saw one, and two cars were supplied to Broccoli's Eon Productions.