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The back of the 2014 Hot Wheels mainline card notes this to be the "Most famous for being featured in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, and more recently the 2012 film Skyfall. Regarded by many as the most famous car in the world."

The James Bond, 007, car also appeared in other James Bond films - Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough (in a deleted scene only), Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre. The Aston Martin DB5 also included a lot of gadgets from Q, such as a:
  • Revolving Number Plates for the countries United Kingdom (BMT216A), France (4711-EA-62) and Switzerland (LU6789);
  • GPS Dashboard;
  • Oil Slick from the taillights;
  • Smoke Screen from the exhaust pipe;
  • Front Wing Machine Guns, hidden behind the headlights;
  • Rear Bullet-Proof Screen;
  • Tire Slashers;
  • Front Extending Over-Riding Rams in the front bumper to protect the car in case of an collision;
  • Ejector Seat; and a
  • High pressure water cannons, concealed behind the bumper lights;


The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 was designed in house at Aston Martin along with Carrozzeria Touring in Newport Pagnell, a Borough in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

This Hot Wheels version was designed by Fraser Campbell and debuted in the 2014 HW Workshop: HW All Stars segment series in 2 different body colors. Two other premium castings were also issued this year. Twelve more castings have followed since then. Including the 2022, Gold Themed Multipack (?).



2014 Hot Wheels #200 HW Workshop All Stars Aston Martin 1963 DB5
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


As always feel free to include your own casting images in this thread and if you want the story behind having them in your collection.
 

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Hot Wheels does a good job with this casting, above is from my collection.
I remember when I was a kid having the Corgi toy of the James Bond car. What a great toy. I don't remember how I got it. Picture isn't mine. I don't remember what happened to it sadly. Tough getting old.
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Still have mine.


 

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