Aston Martin DB5
A good-looking model: all the windows are flush, and the metallic paintwork is well applied. The rims try to replicate spoked wheels, but we’ve seen better. There are two finely crafted shell-shaped wing mirrors.
The length and width of the model are a little excessive.
The headlamps are inserted. The other lights are simply painted. The bumpers are a little crooked, but easy to straighten. Although they are removable, there’s no need to take them off to dismantle the chassis. The grille is as thin as possible: if only they’d done the same for the Bedford TK!
The chassis is held in place by two cylindrical pins. Removal reveals a completely black interior. The steering wheel is very thin (right-hand drive). The door linings are not shown. Compared to some recent PCX87 or SAI models, the interior layout is rather poor.
See photos of the dismantled model, front, rear.
The Aston Martin DB5 was manufactured from 1963 to 1965. It is best known for being James Bond’s car, first seen in 1964 in the film Goldfinger. It was available as a coupé and a cabriolet.
Specifications (1964 model): rear-wheel drive, in-line 6-cylinder engine, 3996 cm3, 210 kW (286 bhp) DIN. 6.70 - 16 tyres. Maximum speed 230 km/h. Unladen weight 1465 kg.