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Topic: HOLLY CRAP! ...."He Never Joked About His Work 007!"

Goldfinger/Thunderball SFX Aston Martin DB5 hits the Sotheby's auction block:

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19 … vOveBq797E

It's got the wrong stunt Mauser pistol though!  ajb007/biggrin

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So, is that the one that went missing years ago Donk ?

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Why is there a green Octopussy egg on the passenger seat?  ajb007/confused   ajb007/biggrin

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danjaq_0ff wrote:

So, is that the one that went missing years ago Donk ?

I believe this is one of the two Thunderball road (or TOUR) cars originally sold through RM Auctions for £2.6 million. As the new AML DB5 replicas are going for £3 million a pop? it will be interesting to see what this achieves  ajb007/biggrin

Last edited by ppw3o6r (18th Jun 2019 09:46)

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simple  ajb007/heart

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This is great. 55 wonderful seconds of classic Bond ride goodness  ajb007/martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DZZX4q8Ruc

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ppw3o6r wrote:

This is great. 55 wonderful seconds of classic Bond ride goodness  ajb007/martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DZZX4q8Ruc

Gotta agree with you there Donk  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

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ppw3o6r wrote:

This is great. 55 wonderful seconds of classic Bond ride goodness  ajb007/martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DZZX4q8Ruc

That’s excellent  ajb007/martini

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Hate to sound like sour grapes....
But...
Console switches are not even close to the original. Doesn't anyone read "The Most Famous...World?"
Even a simple screen shot of the GF DB5 shows the correct switches. Not hard to get right!
Number plate holder looks a bit large, although this one is the best repro I have seen. Some are just huge and clumsy. The original was beautifully formed, and quite small.
Machine guns are not in the centre of the holes, where they should be.
Bond's car had Dunlop tyres.
Why not fit the Lucas L773 amber side repeater lamps? For a million quid car, these details are relatively cheap to do.
Engine looks great, professional rebuild to 4.2L.
Glad they didn't tart it up with modern electrics.
Radar screen controls look different, as does the cover. There should be no ash tray on the tunnel cover.
Leather looks a bit flat too. Spinneybeck has the correct leather in their Derby line.
Hate to go on...but the Silver Birch should have a green tinge to it, this silver looks to, well, silver.
Ok, that's t.
Wish I could bid on it...

https://i.postimg.cc/XrbswZZK/GLDFGREX-0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KkRfZBVb/GLDFGREX-1.png

https://i.postimg.cc/r03JzzXr/GLDFGREX-12.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/7CQ1QbLW/console.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/62krtSnV/console2.jpg

Last edited by Gebruder Gumbold (18th Jun 2019 05:54)

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Gebruder Gumbold wrote:

Hate to sound like sour grapes....
But...
Console switches are not even close to the original. Doesn't anyone read "The Most Famous...World?"
Even a simple screen shot of the GF DB5 shows the correct switches. Not hard to get right!
Number plate holder looks a bit large, although this one is the best repro I have seen. Some are just huge and clumsy. The original was beautifully formed, and quite small.
Machine guns are not in the centre of the holes, where they should be.
Bond's car had Dunlop tyres.
Why not fit the Lucas L773 amber side repeater lamps? For a million quid car, these details are relatively cheap to do.
Engine looks great, professional rebuild to 4.2L.
Glad they didn't tart it up with modern electrics.
Radar screen controls look different, as does the cover. There should be no ash tray on the tunnel cover.
Leather looks a bit flat too. Spinneybeck has the correct leather in their Derby line.
Hate to go on...but the Silver Birch should have a green tinge to it, this silver looks to, well, silver.
Ok, that's t.
Wish I could bid on it...

https://i.postimg.cc/XrbswZZK/GLDFGREX-0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KkRfZBVb/GLDFGREX-1.png

https://i.postimg.cc/r03JzzXr/GLDFGREX-12.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/7CQ1QbLW/console.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/62krtSnV/console2.jpg

Both of the GF cars had different centre consuls, as Donk stated above, this is one of the TB cars ! so your argument is mute  ajb007/martini

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Curious post as it is pretty well known that the specification of the tour cars differed from the screen examples. Remember the gadgets were remastered/engineered for constant daily use, not just a matter of a few seconds of screen time and the auction car has had a full refit including all 13 of the Aston Martin Lagonda fitted extras! All this does appear in Dave Worrall's excellent masterpiece!  ajb007/martini

Anywhooo, any excuse to post this great piece of nostalgia again which shows the tour car's brief appearance during the Thunderball pre-titles sequence  ajb007/martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqwbksbPqsE

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ppw3o6r wrote:

Curious post as it is pretty well known that the specification of the tour cars differed from the screen examples. Remember the gadgets were remastered/engineered for constant daily use, not just a matter of a few seconds of screen time and the auction car has had a full refit including all 13 of the Aston Martin Lagonda fitted extras! All this does appear in Dave Worrall's excellent masterpiece!  ajb007/martini

Anywhooo, any excuse to post this great piece of nostalgia again which shows the tour car's brief appearance during the Thunderball pre-titles sequence  ajb007/martini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqwbksbPqsE

Cheers Donk, great video  ajb007/cheers

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Extended bits plus she's Elizabeth Hurleyish cute!  ajb007/heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWkSZ22gC9s

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Gebruder Gumbold wrote:

Hate to sound like sour grapes....
But...
Console switches are not even close to the original. Doesn't anyone read "The Most Famous...World?"
Even a simple screen shot of the GF DB5 shows the correct switches. Not hard to get right!
Number plate holder looks a bit large, although this one is the best repro I have seen. Some are just huge and clumsy. The original was beautifully formed, and quite small.
Machine guns are not in the centre of the holes, where they should be.
Bond's car had Dunlop tyres.
Why not fit the Lucas L773 amber side repeater lamps? For a million quid car, these details are relatively cheap to do.
Engine looks great, professional rebuild to 4.2L.
Glad they didn't tart it up with modern electrics.
Radar screen controls look different, as does the cover. There should be no ash tray on the tunnel cover.
Leather looks a bit flat too. Spinneybeck has the correct leather in their Derby line.
Hate to go on...but the Silver Birch should have a green tinge to it, this silver looks to, well, silver.
Ok, that's t.
Wish I could bid on it...


I think the clue that it isn't a Goldfinger (from 1964) car would be that it was built in 1965! ajb007/smile

Interesting that it is 'Snow Shadow Grey' rather than the correct Silver Birch though. Did they discontinue that colour?

One thing I can't understand is that they haven't bothered to fit proper UK numberplates though. They're not hard to get hold of.

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ppw3o6r wrote:

she's Elizabeth Hurleyish cute!  ajb007/heart

For once, I totally agree with Dear Donk   ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Does anyone know what song is playing at the 3 min 40 mark? I've been trying to track it down for years...

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