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The Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury sports car that was made by Aston Martin. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honoring David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972).
The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car.It has been featured in several films, most notably Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale. It was also used by actor Roger Moore, as he played a James Bond parody character in the film The Cannonball Run. It appears in several Video Games such as 007 Racing, Agent under fire ,From Russia with Love (video game), and James Bond 007: Blood Stone.
DB5 shooting brake
A very unusual DB5 was the shooting brake estate car. The prototype was custom produced by the factory for David Brown, and twelve more coupes were custom modified for Aston Martin by independent coachbuilder, Harold Radford. A design flaw with the station wagon was that there was no change to the rear suspension. Drivers of the shooting brake would find this out when the load in the rear shifted at high speed in a corner with a resultant loss of control.