Great drives: Aston Martin DB5 on a tour of James Bond-related locations
It’s hard to know where to begin with a car as famous as the Aston Martin DB5, but a good place to start is Newport Pagnell, home to Aston Martin Works. This is the site of the original factory where the DB5s were made – just 1,059 of them, of which 898 were saloons such as this one.
Today the site is an Aladdin’s cave of living heritage. In production here are 25 of the predecessor DB4 GTs being hand-built to original specification. All have been sold for £1.5 million, plus optional extras, plus taxes, to buyers around the world.
“We’re a one stop shop for everything Aston Martin,” Works managing director Paul Spires tells me as he gives me the tour, which can only culminate with one car.