ASTON MARTIN DB5 1964
All of us owe the Aston Martin DB5 a debt of thanks: it's the car that invented the very concept of Bond cars as we know them now. It was the Aston that showed us how the car itself could be another character in the story, could bring its own tricks and its own glamour to the big screen. It's an indescribably beautiful thing, yes, but it was so much more than a pretty face. When Q told Bond the barest few details about the gadgets he'd crammed into his new sports car, little could he have known that he was opening the gates to a thousand imitators and a million schoolboys' (and girls') dreams of an ejector seat in the family Avenger, or spinning blades sprouting from their Anglia's rusty hubs.