|BC468B||British Auto Legends: Tribute to Sir Roger Moore Cover with Single Aston Martin DB5 stamp, unsigned||£15.00||Buy Now|
|BC468||British Auto Legends: A Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, unsigned||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC468S1||British Auto Legends A Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, signed by Jeremy Clarkson||£45.00||Limited Availability|
|BC468S||British Auto Legends: A Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, signed by Sir Roger Moore||£65.00||Buy Now|
|BC468BS||British Auto Legends:Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, Aston Martin DB5 stamp, signed by Sir Roger Moore||£70.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 13/08/2013
Issue Name: British Auto Legends: A Tribute to Sir Roger Moore
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Here's a cover with the WOW factor. The photo on this cover comes from Sir Roger Moore's personal collection. It's of Sir Roger escaping from his Aston Martin DB5 - which is also featured on one of the stamps, and of course is a James Bond car of choice. Top that! It features the full set of British Auto Legend stamps along with our Bond Street, London W1 postmark, and is available signed by Sir Roger Moore himself!
The Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 first appeared in 1963. The name DB series came from the initials of David Brown, the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972. It was a state-of-the-art, luxury grand tourer with super sleek Italian design. Standard equipment included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, oil cooler, magnesium-alloy body built to superleggera patent technique, full leather trim in the cabin and even a fire extinguisher. All models have two doors and are of a 2+2 configuration. A three-speed Borg-Warner DG automatic transmission was available as well. At the beginning, the original four-speed manual with optional overdrive was standard fitment, but it was soon dropped in favour of the ZF five-speed.
It was just perfect for the new James Bond films of the 1960s. The Aston Martin DB5 made its first screen appearance in Goldfinger in 1964 and featured in 5 more films: Thunderball, GoldenEye, when it is driven in the opening scenes by Bond, whilst racing a Ferrar, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and Skyfall.
In the book, GoldenEye, Bond bought the DB5 as his own personal vehicle, although in the 2006 film version of Casino Royale, Bond won it in a game of poker. In the Casino Royale version of the vehicle, no special gadget was visible on the DBS other than the secret compartments which housed Bond's Walther P99, and an emergency med kit which includes components of an emergency medical link to MI6 HQ, antidotes to various poisons and a small defibrillator. The DB5 also appears in numerous other films with association to Bond.
The Goldfinger DB5 with gadgets was sold on October 27, 2010 for $4.6m (£2.9m) to the car collector Harry Yeaggy. It features the pop out gun barrels behind the front indicators, the bullet shield behind the rear window and a 3-way revolving front number plate showing "GOLD FINGER" or "JB007" or "BMT216A".
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