The DB5 reveals its gadgets

Bond uses the gadgets on his DB5

Smoke screen (tick), bullet shield (tick), ejector seat (tick). Bond uses some of the gadgets on his Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger (1964). Production received just one prototype DB5 to kit out with all of the gadgets. Special effects supervisor John Stears remembers the first thing he did was make the hole for the ejector seat, “I marked it out, and taped off the roof of this beautiful car. I looked at it, went away and had a cup of coffee, came back, and got the drill, and drilled the hole. It was terrifying.”

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