Well the first customer car in the new Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation programme has just rolled off the production line.
The ‘Job 1’ DB5 is the first to be built by the British luxury sports car maker in more than half a century.
Fewer than 900 saloon examples were built between 1963 and 1965, with by far the most famous of the original owners being the world’s best-known secret agent – James Bond – who first drove the car in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
Created in association with Bond filmmaker EON Productions, the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation features many gadgets first seen in the film – like simulated twin machine guns, a bullet-proof rear shield, front and rear battering rams and a simulated tyre slasher.
Each of the DB5 models, strictly limited to 25 examples, come with Silver Birch paint – just like the original – and have a 4.0-litre six cylinder engine capable of developing 290bhp.
Meanwhile, a rare Jaguar E-Type from the collection of actor and comedian Steve Coogan will go under the hammer at the upcoming Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction.
The model is one of the first 92 right-hand drive cars produced and the first E-Type to make its way to Scotland in July 1961 – to Jaguar Edinburgh.
In 2017 XK Engineering was commissioned to carry out a full nuts and bolts restoration, taking two years, after which the car still retained its matching body, engine and cylinder head as well as Moss gearbox.
The E-Type also still had its full flat floor, split throttle linkage, rear view mirror, bonnet louvres and the all-important outside bonnet latches – unique features making it stand out as one of the very early cars.
It is finished in its original colour of Sherwood Green with a green leather interior and French Grey roof and comes with full history file plus a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and is estimated at fetching £300,000 to £350,000.