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Fancy owning 007's Aston Martin? There's a gadget-packed remake on the market

It’ll cost you €3m though – and it’s not for road use.

Image: Flickr/Alexandre Prevot

THE ICONIC ASTON Martin DB5 is coming back, made famous by James Bond in 1964′s Goldfinger.

The DB5 continuation features 25 cars, all priced at €3.06m. They’ll be built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell in the UK – the original home of the DB5.

Each car will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen. And yes, this also includes functioning gadgets as seen in Goldfinger, like the revolving number plates.

Chris Corbould, the special effects advisor from the James Bond films, will be co-developing the gadgets.

All the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.

The Aston Martin DB5 made its first screen debut alongside Sean Connery in Goldfinger and became an instant hit with moviegoers.

It then went on to star in six more James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

Just 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars will be built for lucky (and wealthy) customers. A further three cars will be built for other purposes: one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity.

First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020. Oh, but don’t expect to see any of these beauties on a road near you, as the cars won’t be road legal. That’s one very expensive ornament.

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