Giving this ’67 Aston DB6 the James Bond treatment only required drilling one hole

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Screencap from video profiling Paul, an Aston Martin owner who fitted his DB6 with the gadgets from James Bond's DB5.

Paul is a Brit living in Southern California and still connected to his native land by, among other things, being a collector of all things James Bond. That led to him buying a 1967 Aston Martin DB6, having lusted after a DB-series car since he was nine, and fitting it with every “accoutrement” from James Bond’s 1964 DB5 in Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Getting features like the slicer wheel caps, console-activated oil slicks, blast shield and radar screen fitted required Paul to find his own Q-Branch director, this one named Brian Uiga, a gent who had done the same with his BMW 7 Series.

As for what it took, Paul said, “We got together and planned the project and set a budget, and… the plan didn’t work and the budget was toast.” Still, they got it done – including the ejector seat – and it only required drilling one hole. You can see the result in the video below.

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