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Lights, camera, action: It’s James Bond and an Aston Martin DB5

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March 21, 2018
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Think James Bond and an Aston Martin, and probably the DB5, springs instantly to mind.

Let’s face it, if you are 007, the world’s most famous secret agent, you can’t drive around in any old car – and the Aston Martin DB5 complements the ultra-smooth Mr Bond excellently.

So the first question film director Danny Boyle will have to consider is which Aston Martin will his James Bond drive when shooting starts on the 25th episode in the 007 film franchise.

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All the super Bonds love an Aston Martin DB5

All the “super bonds”, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig, have driven the super car, the Aston Martin.

The Aston Martin’s Bond debut came in the famous form of the DB5 in Goldfinger half a century ago.

The DB5 Silver Birch in Goldfinger came with ejector seat, water jets and revolving number plate, to help him out of all manner of jams (and not usually of the traffic variety).

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Aston Martin DB5 took a starring role in 10 Bond movies

The DB5 went on to feature in no less than nine more Bond movies: Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

In 1987 Dalton’s Bond drive V8 Vantage which was packed with a number of extras most car dealers would struggle to deliver in The Living Daylights. Thanks to the endlessly creative gadget king, Q, the car boasted rocket launchers, retractable skis and spiked tires.

The Aston Martin Vanquish got a run out in Die Another Day with Brosnan while Daniel Craig favoured the DB10 in Spectre.

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£26 million worth of Aston Martins destroyed in Bond movies

Unfortunately, in the interests of gripping film viewing, many of these wonderful cars ended up on the scrap heap after coming to grief in high speed spills. Conservative estimates have suggested that upwards of £26 million worth of Aston Martins have so far been destroyed in Bond movies.

Can you guess how much it would cost to insure secret agent James Bond to drive his Aston Martin?

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