The James Bond franchise has tried to introduce new cars into 007's garage, but nothing has eclipsed the original Aston Martin DB5. Its turn-signal-mounted Browning machine guns, retracting bulletproof shield, and passenger ejector seat are burned into the memories of probably three generations of fans by now.
Sadly, you're probably not going to buy a real DB5 any time soon. But if you're looking to spend some big money on the closest thing you can get to the Goldfinger-spec Aston Martin, .
How does a 1/3rd-scale Aston with a cigar-box-sized remote control to operate all of Q branch's trinkets sound? Yeah, that's what we thought.
The machine guns, the revolving license plates, the ejector seat—it's all here, in a five-foot-long, two-foot-wide model DB5 mounted on a rolling road. You'll need a lair to park this thing.
Priced at £28,000—nearly $43,000 at today's exchange rates—this is a very exclusive toy. Built by the excellent Propshop, and with a certificate of provenance signed by Aston Martin and a documentary on its creation, it's fully equipped.
Just be sure to bring it back in one piece.