#7281 Aston Martin DB5 "James Bond" (1964) Louwman Museum
Aston Martin DB5 (1964) as used by "James Bond" at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)
The most famous car in the world and forever linked: James Bond (Sean Connery) and Aston Martin.
This is the original DB5 that secret agent James Bond was given by the engineer 'Q' to carry out his mission in the film "Goldfinger".
The Aston Martin has the following gadgets:
– Two Browning machine guns behind the front indicators
– Hydraulic, extendable bumpers for use as battering-rams
– Revolving licence plates with English, Swiss and French registrations
– A smoke dispenser to create a smokescreen
– A rear-mounted oil pump to create a slippery surface for pursuers
– A mechanism to scatter crow’s-feet on the road
– A bullet-proof screen to protect the rear window
– A navigation and radar system for tracking cars
– And, last but not least, an ejector seat to get rid of undesirable passengers
The deviser of all this lethal technology was British designer Ken Adam, who worked on the production of the film. He was inspired by his experiences in the RAF (Royal Air Force) during the Second World War, when he flew a heavily armed Hawker Typhoon. All modifications to this DB5, which is one of three (two have survived) that were fully kitted out, were made in the Aston Martin factory.
The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.