James Bond has transcended generations, keeping audiences engaged and always wanting more. For all his iconic moments, from the martini drinking, to the wooing of women, and driving spectacularly sleek cars, this particular model is likely the most iconic James Bond car of them all.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 first appeared as a James Bond car in Goldfinger, but has since made several top car lists. Those who love classic cars, and even those who don’t know much about them, can certainly find one thing in common: a mutual respect for a car whose smooth curvatures and status make it impossible to deny its place in classic car history.
With the inline 6 cylinder engine coming in at a 282 bhp rating at 2500 rpm, this beloved car reached a top speed of about 142 mph, and while that may not be an impressive number now, it certainly turned heads nearly half a century ago. If the driver needed a fast getaway in close-call situations like James Bond, the car could go 0-60 in about 7.5 seconds. Making this car just that much more special was the low production number, made during its short production life, which lasted from 1963-1965.
While just any 1964 Aston Martin DB5 may not have all the gizmos and gadgets that Bond’s famous car did, it will always hold a special place in our hearts as one of the most beautifully made Aston Martin models in classic car history.