The Aston Martin DB5 needs no introduction. Just in case you forgot, it became an instant classic when it starred alongside Sean Connery in the 1964 James Bond movie, Goldfinger. Indeed the Aston Martin DB5 has made numerous cameos in various Bond films over the decades.
The DB5 weighed around 1,000kg, was powered by an uprated 4.0 L straight 6, and housed a five-speed ZF transmission. This engine produced 282 bhp (210 kW), which allowed the car to sprint to a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h). It was the luxury, go-to supercar of its era. And it rubber-stamped the relationship with the James Bond movie franchise.
Today the DB5 is something of a mobile museum, the classic flowing lines get better with age. Excellent examples are sold for around £1.5M. However, Aston Martin is building a limited edition batch of unfinished DB5s dating back from the 1960s. These 25 examples will be finished to modern standards. But you are going to have to pay £3.5M for such an example.
All 25 cars sold out instantly. Nevertheless, the so-called continuation DB5s are a bargain compared to the DB5 that appeared in Goldfinger. It sold for around £6M a few years ago. A car like the DB5 needs a home suitable for its iconic status. Cherry Hill is a £30M property nestled in the private residence of the Wentworth Estate in Surrey, England.
The property originally belonged to the U.S. Ambassador and is set in 4.1acres of land adjacent to the Wentworth Estate Golf Course. The contemporary building is lavishly decorated and features 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms set over 15,000 sq ft of interior space.
This ladies and gentlemen, this is how the other half lives.