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The Aston Martin DB5 is a timeless piece of mechanical wonder.

Its status as a national icon and design classic has seen it used in numerous films – and with the recent release of James Bond’s Skyfall, Classic Cars for Sale gives you all the information you need on what film directors do when they need to blow up a design classic.

In addition, we explore its film heritage and outline the features that make the DB5 such a legendary motor. From its revolving number plates and machine guns to its fully-loaded ejector seat, the DB5 has made star appearances in 6 Bond films.

Its route may not have been so smooth, however, as Albert ‘Tubby’ Broccoli initially requested a Jaguar E-type – but Jaguar refused his request.

The rest, as we know, is history.

So sit back, relax and take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of the Aston Martin DB5.

Aston Martin DB5 - Superstar Classic

Danny Dacres is passionate about cars and trained as a mechanic. When he’s not tinkering with his tools, Danny can be found writing for his own blog and contributing articles on behalf of Classic Cars for Sale – the number one resource for classic car enthusiasts.