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This is a gold-plated Aston DB5
Ready your favourite Goldmember quotes, The Internet, because here, we present to you a gold-plated Aston Martin DB5.
Only it’s a one-third scale model gold-plated Aston Martin DB5. To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Goldfinger, this model DB5 will be sold at auction in support of children’s charity NSPCC.
The model will be available in a special online sale hosted by Christie’s, and is expected to fetch anywhere between £40,000 to £60,000. That might sound like a-lot for a glorified model, but wait until you hear about the features.
The 24-carat gold plated detailing has been created using 3D scans of a full-size DB5 and comes complete with radio controlled machine guns, bullet proof-shield and the famous revolving number plate. In short, it’s got every gadget that Bond’s actual DB5 from the film had.
Nicolette Tomkinson, head of popular culture at Christie’s, said: “The Aston Martin DB5 is clearly an iconic sports car. However this Goldfinger model version, with 24-carat gold detailing, is truly unique and as such we anticipate worldwide interest and competitive bidding.”
The model will also be signed by Bond production designer Sir Ken Adam, who designed all the Q branch modifications to the car that Sean Connery made so iconic as 007 back in 1964.
Also included in the online sale is a unique wristwatch - specially created by Omega to celebrate the film’s anniversary and a number of other pieces of Bond memorabilia including a first edition of the Goldfinger novel and the original cinema poster.