Aston Martin and James Bond are two of the most iconic British brands. The two were fused in the 1964 classic film Goldfinger. This started a relationship which has gone onto span eleven Bond films and nearly 50 years of cinema history. Sean Connery started the love affair in an Aston Martin DB5. Some 50 years later 007 would be reunited with the same car in the latest film Skyfall.
The main photo above shows two of our latest stock cars, a 1963 Aston Martin DB5 & a Limited Edition DBS Carbon Black. These two are the ultimate Bond cars and there is some 50 years between them.
Daniel Craig made his debut with a DBS as the worthy successor to the Vanquish. The DBS was the flagship model at the time & their most powerful. When filming for Casino Royale started Aston Martin had not yet finished production of the mighty DBS. The only solution was to adapt a DB9 with a body kit which they used in the film – did you notice? In the final action sequences of Casino Royale, Bond (or a stunt man) flipped the DBS off the road in excess of 70 mph. The car rotated seven times, and was later confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records as a new World record.
We also have in stock another Bond car. Our Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante (Top Right) was introduced as "Britain's First Supercar" for its 170 mph top speed. Our Example is similar to the car driven by 007 in The Living Daylights. The car used in the film was in fact the personal vehicle of the former Chairman of AML, Victor Gauntlett.
It still remains to be seen if 007 will drive the new 2013 Vanquish in the next film. We think that it would be fantastic to have Daniel Craig in this new car, it would be very familiar to him as he personally owns this model.