Aston Martin’s James Bond Car Comes to Life – The New York Times
I’m not a car guy but this is cool.
The interesting thing about items like this is that they are sort of a double-dose of Magical Thinking.
It’s one thing to want a real person’s personal effects, say, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona (or the same model, at least). And it’s another thing to think of fictional characters as real “friends.”
But it’s something special when you want to own a piece of accoutrement from a fictional character. Wanting to own James Bond’s watch. Or the same model.
Or, in this case, Bond’s car.
Hell, I want that stuff too. Not judging. It’s just a testament to the power of association when you think about it.
But most people don’t think about it. Except for Wizards.
Because once you understand that power, you can harness it.
Association is magic.
It was once said an Aston Martin “costs as much as a house.” If one is talking about central London, perhaps that is still true.
A 1965 DB5’s base price was $12,850, although the Bond car’s options would have added considerably to that. The Continuation cars are all priced at $3.5 million.
… at that price it better come equipped with two Bond girls.
We’ve arranged for two Bond girls from the 1964 filming of Goldfinger, just for you. All that they ask is that you get them back in time for the early-bird dinner.