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A “James Bond” Type 1967 Aston Martin DB6

by Kenny Hoeschen

The Aston Martin DB5 gained cinematic notoriety when James Bond first drove one in 1964’s Goldfinger. In this video, The AFICIANAUTO pays a visit to an avid James Bond fan and collector. Paul came across a 1967 DB6 (which is very similar in appearance to the DB5) that was in need of some TLC and a restoration. Despite his better judgment, he purchased the work in progress and, as he puts it, he’s never looked back.

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Not only has he restored the DB6 to a lovely, road-worthy machine, but he’s also fitted it with all of James Bond’s gadgets from the M16 book (non-working, of course) and even some fake bullet holes in the windshield; all without the help of Q, apparently. As it turns out, he did have his own Q in the form of Brian Uiga, who is a hobbyist who had made similar mods to his own DB7. The two were able to modify the DB6 to mimic James Bond’s gadgets — the machine guns, ejector seat, wheel spikes, working smokescreens, and more — with minimal changes to the underlying vehicle, drilling just a single hole, as a matter of fact.

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