. . . with its own special feature coming out of the GOLDFINGER film, when the Aston Martin DB5 (plate number BMT216A) is NOT getting equal treatment? The DB5 is the world's most famous car (and toy car, to boot). The silver birch DB5 was used again in THUNDERBALL (1965), the GOLDFINGER sequel. A DB5 with the same plate number was reused by James Bond in GOLDENEYE (1999), CASINO ROYALE (2006), and SKYFALL (2012). Please tell me which Mustang model appeared in so many Bond flicks. It's as if Roger Bannister had run the first four-minute mile in 1954, and all the glory and endorsements were given to his "rabbits" or pacesetters (Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway). The only reason a Mustang was needed for the plot of GOLDFINGER in the first place was because it was a slow, clunky car, perfectly capable of being outrun by the Bad Guy's Bentley, or being harassed and dinged up by the swarm of stock cars pummeling it during the rally on ice. In summary, the GOLDFINGER Mustang: Perfectly expendable--yes; memorable or irreplaceable?--Not so much. Whom did the Ford people think they were kidding here in SHOT ON ICE?
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