This Week in History, 1977: Frank Baker invites you to dine with James Bond and his Aston Martin
James Bond’s 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is arguably the most famous movie car ever made.
The sleek silver sports car used in Goldfinger and Thunderball was lightning fast and equipped with the kind of space-age doo-dads befitting a secret agent licensed to kill — machine guns hidden behind the headlights, an ejector seat, and revolving license plates (British, Swiss or French).
Unfortunately, the Aston Martin DB5 was stolen from an aircraft hangar in Boca Raton, Florida in 1997 and vanished into thin air. But it was recently discovered in an undisclosed “private setting” in the Middle East.
The discovery made headlines around the world, and the car is now said to be worth about $25 million US.
This seems to be a good time to bring up the Frank Baker James Bond car, which was parked at his West Vancouver restaurant Frank Baker’s Attic throughout the 1970s.