The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is a car made by the British car firm Aston Martin and designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The series was produced to honor the original owner of the company David Brown who died in 1772. The car has become one of the most famous in history for featuring in the James Bond films, first appearing in the film Goldfinger in 1964.
Despite Flemming featuring a different model in the James Bond books, this was the latest model of Aston Martin at the time and so it was chosen for the film to ensure a contemporary feel. The car which was used for filming was the DB5 prototype, with another model being made for special effect and stunt driving. It has since been named the most famous car in the world has done great things for the Aston Martin brand.
A replica of the car was made to feature in the Bond film Goldfinger in 1995 and this model resides in the film museum in Covent Garden in London. A version of the car which was used in Gold finger and Thunder ball was sold at auction in 2010 for $4.6m.