Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin and James Bond… say no more. Surely this is one of the earliest examples of product placement in a movie?! In Goldfinger we first see Bond drive an Aston… and what a car it was! The Aston Martin DB5 in Silver Birch is iconic and has appeared in 6 Bond films. Laden with Q gadgets, it’s famous for having the ejector seat which Bond successfully uses on one of Auric Goldfinger’s henchman!
To research this painting I visited the excellent Bond in Motion exhibition in London and I thoroughly recommend it to all Bond fans. Amongst the actual cars from the movies was a scale model of the DB5 built for the scenes filmed at Bond’s ancestral home in Skyfall. I was able to take photos of this model from all angles which gave me an excellent reference to work from for this painting.
The original of this painting is currently for sale so please send me a message if you are interested in it