The Most Famous Car in the World - DB5 thread

PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
edited October 2015 in General Discussion Posts: 3,557
This thread used to be for Dave Worrall's book The Most Famous Car in the World, but I'm reorganising it for the DB5 in general. Here you are!
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Anyone?
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    All I can say is I've got it but its in my parents loft in France and I haven't looked at it for getting on 15 years.

    From what I recall it is a very lush book which goes fantastically in depth. It's clearly a labour of love. I would say its on a similar level to the Helfenstein 'making of....' books and most definitely worth getting.

    I was gratified to hear from you it is now worth a mint but a quick butchers on Amazon.co.uk shows it going for £20 which is I think what I paid for it originally.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    In America the prices are rediculous. Can you buy things from Amazon.co.uk in the US?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    I've wanted a copy of this for a while now thanks @TheWizardOfIce for the tip off about Amazon might just have to buy it.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    In America the prices are rediculous. Can you buy things from Amazon.co.uk in the US?

    Yes, and the postage costs by Royal Mail from UK to US are not bad at all. With a stronger US $ it's worth it. Also, the VAT is deducted at checkout. I actually bought myself a multi-region blu ray player, because movies are cheaper across the pond also for the most part, although they are on region 2 rather than region 1 coding. There are also movies released in the UK on blu that are not available on region 1 US..

    If you're buying from a third party on Amazon.co.uk, rather than Amazon itself, then you have to make sure that they offer international shipping.

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Mrcoggins You're in the UK, so I think I'll let you take it. I just wish they'd reprint it.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    @Mrcoggins You're in the UK, so I think I'll let you take it. I just wish they'd reprint it.

    You are most kind I've just bought it.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited January 2015 Posts: 3,557
    @Mrcoggins You'll have to let me know how it is.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Book review time once I have it !.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
    edited January 2015 Posts: 3,138
    Sorry double post.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Did it come yet?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    It arrived in the post this morning ! I have been away to Scotland over the wk/ end so have some catching up to do I will let you know in due course Mr C.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Mrcoggins How is it?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Not had that much time to read it yet I'm off to Oxfordshire in the morning !
    Can you guess where I'm going ?.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Blenheim Palace, perhaps?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Spot on.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Thanks to Google for that one :D

    Have fun! I do hope you'll see something of interest.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Mrcoggins Have you had time to look through the DB5 book?
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    I have reread it last week.

    It's very interesting and deep. It contains the history of the DBV and how many cars were used in GF and TB, the promotion, the Royal car, the tours, the other two cars, and who own them "today".

    My edition is from 1992, so sadly I miss all the Brosnan and Craig eras, that deserve another book.

    Anyway, I found it very interesting and with good rare photos.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    @Mrcoggins Have you had time to look through the DB5 book?
    It's a good read goes into great depth about all the cars and how they were used which one were the filming cars and the others that were used for the gadgets only many many good photos and some detailed line drawings of the DB5 and it's Modifications.

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I do wish they would reprint this and update it through Skyfall.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Well, then... the most famous car in the world reduced to a pile of twisted metal. Ouch indeed. It makes me want to cry! I'll bet the driver is crying.
  • Posts: 1,068
    Maybe a welcome distraction to those awaiting the SP release which is actually spoiler free!! Feast your eyes on the pictures below!!

    I found these gorgeous series of pictures (120 images of them!) whilst googling and want to share them with you if you haven't had the good fortune to see them.

    Just click on a thumbnail for a full sized image!!

    I've saved them ALL onto photobucket in case they're withdrawn off the original website:
    check this out - http://supercharged.fr/2012/02/james-bond-retrouvera-son-aston-martin-db5.html/james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-001

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    th_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-051.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-052.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-053.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-054.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-055.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-056.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-057.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-058.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-059.jpgth_james-bond-aston-martin-db5-1964-060.jpg

    Second batch to follow below!! These are immense and are really Bond 'automotive pornography' = excellent material for a great desktop picture! Which one of the 120 though!?
  • Posts: 1,068
    So. There's more:

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    Gorgeous
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Amazing work, @andmcit!! =D>
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Agreed =D> Fantastic stuff. @andmcit
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    Aren't these fantastic pictures! So glad you liked seeing them @ggl007 and @DrGorner
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    They are quite beautiful. This was the secondary car used for the production of Goldfinger.
  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
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    Yeah, still the most beautiful car ever featured in a Bond movie, if not the most beautiful car ever.

    So buying one with film relations will cost absurdly high amounts, but apparently buying a new one isn't that expensive and just requires waiting time? And, of course, payment for the installation of electric windows and other potential "modernizations". But living in Australia, I doubt I can get one, since they're only made in the UK.

    I had the pleasure of riding a 1971 (I think?) DBS (the same model as the one in OHMSS), though, and it was a fantastic ride. Still think the DB5 is much cooler, though.
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