Hot Wheels - 1963 Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury grand tourer that was made by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coach-builder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honouring Sir David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972). Although not the first, the DB5 is famous for being the most recognised cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in Goldfinger (1964).
James Bond - that's exactly what appear on my mind the very moment when I saw this model and thus without further consideration, I just grabbed this model without hesitation and certainly no regrets what so ever.
This is an iconic car, this car one way or another is James Bond...
The casting quality is decent, while the painting finishing is not terrible either and I'm glad that at least for this particular model, Hot Wheels did some detailing works on the brake/rear and signal lights which is remarkable, not perfect but I sincerely appreciate their efforts.
The interior is fully sealed on this one but I can assure you that this model comes with right hand steering wheel (British/Japanese style).
The wheels is decent while the front grill is as "Aston Martin" as it should be, nothing more nothing less....
Overall, although this is far from perfect but that wont stop me from calling this model as something brilliant. Simple but subtle in capturing the most important basic aspect of a DB5 the way it should be - at least in a 1/64 scale mass produce die-cast car model.
if not for the Bond movies, maybe this car would not be as distinctive and memorable as it is, but that doesn’t take away the fineness and character of the overall design...ReplyDelete
as you, i think is remarkable the fact that Hot Wheels put the extra touch with tampos here and there, which is not usual for the regular lines... strangely, it’s still fairly available through the regular channels of distribution a.k.a. retail stores and i guess that’s not the case in other countries, where this model is highly sought... =)
I wouldn't know what is aston martin if it's not appear in james bond movies XD , a really good looking gentleman carReplyDelete