The Original James Bond Car at The Cincinnati Art Museum Through July 15

June 20th, 2012  |  Published in Announcements

This summer, for one month only, an icon of design, film and popular culture will be on display at the Art Museum: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. This was the stunt car that was driven in the filmsGoldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965).
Low-slung  and sleek. Silver, like a bullet.  Tapered wings. Muscular and debonair. –Almost immediately following its 1964 debut, the DB5 was sexy and stealthy enough in its design to become the co-star of James Bond, Agent 007. In true 007-fashion, it features a revolving license plate, tire-slicing wheel caps, console-activated oil slick, smoke screen, bullet shield, front end machine guns, and the infamous ejector seat trigger button. Yet, stripped of all of its gadgets, it still stands as an icon of design—sculpted to seduce with killer lines and looks.

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