A new James Bond Aston Martin for $3.5 million - battering rams included

Sean Connery with the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 used in the movie

At £2.75 million ($5.1 million) the 007 Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 is a recreation of one of the big screen's most legendary cars, driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 blockbuster.

To make all of the engineering work as slickly and smoothly as the oil from the taillights, Aston Martin employed the film special effects supervisor for the Bond films themselves, Chris Corbould.

And in a progress report complete with new photographs published today they revealed just how far they have progressed with what they dub "the ultimate collectors" fantasy' thanks to the help of special effects experts - with gadget highlights include revolving number plates, a rear smoke screen, and replica machine guns.

The 20th Bonhams Aston Martin sale will see almost 70 years of British motor history up for auction, from a 1952 Lagonda to a 2019 Vanquish Zagato shooting brake.

Aston Martin's intent in offering the DB5 Continuation model is to relive the experience of Bond's classic yet aesthetic ride. In case all of that isn't enough, the auto will have extendable front and rear battering rams.

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Some of the highlights include a smokescreen generator, machine gun barrels that poke through the front turn signals, and oil squirters that sit behind the rear turn signals, just like in the movie vehicle. This remains unclear, since we're talking about a classic vehicle but with a modern serial number and year of manufacture.

And if any of the 25 come to Australia they could attract the attention of local police courtesy of some of the gadgets that replicate those on the stunt cars used in the movie.

"Aside from being remarkable as new-build DB5's - the 25 new cars" will also feature an exciting array of working gadgets first seen on screen in the classic James Bond adventure Goldfinger.

All the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one exterior colour specification - Silver Birch, just like the original. That's a lot, but considering the over 3,000 man-hours invested each one of these cars and the production capped at 25 examples, the price is kind of reasonable. Two of those three will go to the Aston and EON companies, and the third will be auctioned off for charity.

Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, said: 'As work progresses on these remarkable cars, it's both exciting and a little sobering to think that we are truly making history here.

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