Aston Martin DB 5 (diecast 1:18, Solido)

  • Aston Martin DB 5 (from 1964)
  • Solido
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • silver
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Historical Significance of the Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5, produced from 1963 to 1965, is considered by many as the ultimate symbol of British luxury cars and sports cars. With its elegant design and outstanding engineering, the Aston Martin DB5 has gained historical significance. Designed by Carrozzeria Touring, a famous Italian design house, which explains its aesthetic beauty. Technically based on its predecessor, the DB4, the DB5 mainly stands out due to the robust 4.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, delivering 282 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. The DB5 could reach a top speed of around 145 mph (233 km/h), offering impressive performance for its time. Historical events from that era include the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the release of The Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964.

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Passion for Collecting and Model Car Details

Miniature model cars like this 1/18 scale Aston Martin DB5 from Solido are an essential part of many model car collections. The model showcased in "Stingrayman's" collection on Modelly is particularly detailed and authentic. It is a precisely crafted die-cast model that impresses with its realistic reproduction. The shiny silver paint job is highly realistic and reflects the distinctive appearance of the original vehicle. The intricate spoke wheels of the model are also a standout feature and very accurately represented, increasing the attractiveness of this model even more.

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Special Features and Construction

The 1/18 scale model of the Aston Martin DB5 from Solido stands out with various specific details such as the chrome bumpers, side vents, and authentic taillights. The interior of the model is also meticulously crafted, with the dashboard and seats closely resembling the original. The Aston Martin DB5 is equipped with a ZF 5-speed manual gearbox and an improved suspension with front wishbones and a De Dion rear axle. All these technical details are well-replicated in this die-cast model, reflecting the complex engineering and design considerations of Harold Beech and John Wyer, who were instrumental in the creation of the DB5.

Iconic Design and Movie Scene

The Aston Martin DB5 is not only a highly esteemed collector's item but also a piece of film history. The vehicle became world-famous through its appearances in various films of the James Bond series, especially in the film Goldfinger (1964). In this film, the car is driven by Sean Connery as James Bond. Scenes featuring the Aston Martin DB5 include car chases and the famous scene where the distinctive gadgets like the retractable machine guns and the ejector seat are associated with the vehicle. These cinematic appearances have made the DB5 iconic and further solidified its cult status. Translating such details into the model and making them visible is a special challenge that this Solido 1/18 scale model has excellently achieved.


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    Chriskitt

    Auto-translated Aston Martin DB5 reminds me of James Bond, a really great film 🎥 a wonderfully beautiful car! 👍👍👍👍👏🔥📽🎬♥️

    7 months ago
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    Chriskitt

    Auto-translated Aston Martin DB5 reminds me of James Bond, a really great film 🎥 a wonderfully beautiful car! 👍👍👍👍👏🔥📽🎬♥️

    7 months ago
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