English artist Chris Gilmour has been known for creating some rather stunning sculptures out of cardboard. No one quite expected him to take on the iconic Bondmobile from Goldfinger given the intricate nature of the Aston Martin DB5 used in the film. But the artist took the challenge up and created a life sized replica of the car. Apart from mimicking the DB5’s silhouette to the tee, Gilmour also fitted the cardboard replica with the same gadgets that Bond’s car came with in the movie. Unfortunately, like the rest of the car, the amazing gizmos too are made entirely out of cardboard, including the bulletproof plate at the rear! The replica comes with a red ejector seat button and a flip top shifter knob though neither of these actually prompts the same response from the cardboard vehicle as their name would suggest.
However, we do believe that with a clever use of paints, some equally talented owner of this eco-friendly DB5 can totally fool goon into thinking that the cardboard radar tracking screen, the oil slick spray nozzle and the cardboard machine guns are very real. And if they happen to come closer, these cardboard bits can always be ripped out and folded up to smack the baddies with! On the plus side, the Gilmour’s cardboard 'Goldfinger' Aston DB5 is perhaps the most eco-friendly Bondmobile to date since it is crafted entirely out of discarded cardboard boxes.
Bearing the sculptor’s signature form of recycled art, the bare naked cardboard bits come with the original ‘fragile’ stamps from their earlier avatar though the registration plate bearing the number ‘BMT 216A’ and other ‘Q-Branch’ mods make the less glamorous vehicles look like a faithfully recreated copy. Who knows, maybe one day we might even see the same vehicle being used in a future Bond movie where the super spy is warding off eco-terrorists and needs an eco-friendly car to make a statement for Mother Earth!
Via: Classis Driver