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Aston Martin DB5 ranks amongst top 10 best built British cars

06-May-2014 • Bond Style

The stylish sportscar made a world famous icon in its appearance in the 007 movie "Goldfinger" and subsequent Bond pictures has squeaked into the top 10 of a new poll. The Aston Martin DB5 (driven to this day by Bond actors Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery) was raked 8th of the best built British cars.

The DB5 was pipped to the post by the Mini, McLaren F1, Jaguar E-Type, and others. The poll was conducted to celebrate 120 years of British car making and attracted 1000s of responses.

"It comes as little surprise the original Mini has topped the list of all-time British greats. It’s such an iconic vehicle," announced Autocar editor Chas Hallett.

The top ten are as follows:

1 Original Mini
2 McLaren F1
3 Jaguar E-type
4 Range Rover
5 Yamaha Motiv.E
6 McLaren P1
7 Jaguar XJ220
8 Aston Martin DB5
9 TVR Griffith
10 Ford Escort Mexico

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