Iconic Cars of the 20th and the Designers Behind Them

Made famous by Sean Connery’s Bond in the movie Goldfinger. For the last 50 years, the DB5 has been regarded as a pop-culture icon. Ironically, from a design standpoint, the DB5 is essentially a DB4 with a more powerful engine, yet stands as the pinnacle of British 1960s car design (DB stands for David Brown the then owner of Aston Martin). Elements like the hood scoop; wing-side vents (an Aston Martin style marker) and spoke wheels legitimize this grand tourer as the icon that pop culture has made it.