Cinema Retro's Eddy Friedfeld Checks Out James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

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By Eddy Friedfeld

If you’re wondering whether the original Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger” is as beautiful in person as it is on screen, wonder no more: it is a pristine specimen, a preserved and likely restored testament to not only the greatest franchise in film history, but a metaphor for ingenuity and quality living.

Displayed prominently recently at New York’s Sotheby’s Auction House on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I took pictures through the plate glass window, over the course of a few days, once to see the car with the bullet-proof plate raised over the trunk of the car, only to find it lowered back into the car the next day (I assumed that any shooting had stopped) and found the spike protruding from the hub of the rear wheels, which was designed to shred a pursuing car’s tires.

Now if you ask me
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