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Custom Spectre Aston Martin destined for 007 film

5 October, 2015

Although Ian Fleming — the author of the James Bond books — originally put his hero into a Bentley, when it came to translating Fleming’s creation for the silver screen, after a few false starts 007 would become indelibly linked with Aston Martin following the appearance of that famous, Q Branch–modified DB5 in Goldfinger.

After a few silly forays into BMW ownership, Bond was finally reunited with Aston Martin and now, for the new 007 outing, Spectre, the bespoke British company has designed a new car specifically for the movie.

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The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?