Check out Aston Martin's 'Goldfinger' DB5

Check out Aston Martin's 'Goldfinger' DB5

Bonhams aims to sell a host of Aston Martin cars, accessories and associated memorabilia on an English country estate Sunday.

However the infamous ejector seat is proving a more hard challenge though a nod to it in some form or other hasn't been totally ruled out as a teaser.

Exactly which gadgets? That's now being finalised by the company, with the help of Bond-film special effects specialist Chris Corbould OBE.

Inside, the cars will have simulated radar screen tracker map, a telephone in the driver's door, gearknob actuator button, armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear and under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray.

The significant feature will be a "smokescreen" device to save the vehicle from "hostile pursuers" and an oil squirter to throw imaginary oil slick on suspects.

Subject to final engineering approval, the list of Bond-inspired gadgets will include these features familiar to viewers of the classic 1964 big screen hit. The film's special effects guru Chris Corbould is helping Aston Martin's team with the development and testing of these gadgets.

The DB5 is one of the most iconic Bond cars - Aston as a whole, in fact, the spy's favorite - having appeared in a total of seven movies: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

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Aston Martin announced last August that it will build a run of new DB5s built to the same spec as the "Goldfinger" cars. But these new gadget-laden cars will not be legal to drive on public roads, Aston Martin said.

As development works continues, and the first engineering auto takes shape at Aston Martin Works' historic buildings, Chris and his team are working through the testing challenges of bringing legendary cinema scenes into the real world.

Corbould said the first engineering vehicle was taking shape as they worked through the "testing challenges" of bringing legendary cinema scenes into the real world.

"The main challenge has been to recreate the gadgets from the film world and transfer them into a consumer product", Corbould comments.

"We have licence in the film world to "cheat" different aspects under controlled conditions". The cars will have, among other things, rotating license plates that can show three different tags and replica machine guns that poke out from behind the turn signals. We obviously don't have that luxury on these DB5's as all the gadgets have to work in the same vehicle all the time'. They will be assembled according to the original specifications, but at the same time the automaker says they will be identical to the auto seen on the big screen, and that they would meet today's quality and reliability standards. This also means all 25 examples will be finished in Silver Birch paint, just like the original James Bond vehicle.

Costs relating to its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange past year continued to weigh down on the company's bottom line.

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