The Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury grand tourer that was released in 1963 as the successor to the DB4. Made by Aston Martin in England but designed by Carrozerria Touring Superleggera, it is one of the most iconic Aston Martin Models (if not the most) due to being James Bond’s flagship car in the 1964 hit Goldfinger, with Sean Connery reprising the eponymous role. The DB5 drew such wide-spread critical acclaim, that it was utilized by Bond as the film’s flagship car again in Thunderball (1965) and Skyfall (2013), with cameo appearances in Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Casino Royale (2006) and Spectre (2015). Now, the very same DB5, sits at our Dezer Auto Museum on display.
James Bond is nothing without his guns, women, martinis (shaken, not stirred), license to kill, and fancy cars. The DB5 at the Dezer Miami Auto Museum epitomizes the swagger that James Bond personifies. Sean Connery, the first and most iconic Bond to date, first drove the DB5 in Goldfinger, and it was armed with two machine guns that protruded out of the headlights, and the infamous passenger ejection seat. The car garnered such incredible fanfare, that it was dubbed “the most famous car in the world” at the 1964 New York World Fair.
Due to the car’s incredible popularity, memorable weaponry and sleek design, it featured in many more Bond films to come. Even to this day, 23 films later, the DB5 still gets featured in the most recent Bond pictures. True to the film’s name, Casino Royale, James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) wins the DB5 in a poker game from a villain, only to later seduce the villain’s lover using the car. Classic Bond. In Skyfall, the DB5 is destroyed at the climax of the film in order to provide Bond a distraction to escape.
Other films of different genres have paid homage to the iconic DB5. Leonardo Dicaprio is seen driving one while wearing a suit in the film Catch Me If You Can in an attempt to imitate James Bond, while the character “Finn McMissile” in the film Cars 2 is a talking Aston Martin DB5 portraying a semi-satirical version of James Bond.
Now displayed at our Bond Exhibit at the Dezer Miami Auto Museum, you can immerse yourself in the world of James Bond and feel like a British Secret Agent yourself.