METAL simply doesn’t get cooler than this.

A James Bond classic once owned by a Prince. That, right there, is the definition of ultimate, Arctic Circle sub-zero, frozen to the core, cool.

It is a fully-restored Aston Martin DB5 which was formerly owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

The DB5 was originally bought in 1964 before the Prince snapped it up for his own use in Switzerland 22 years later before it went to another Geneva buyer in 1988.

Now it’s under the ownership of dealer Hexagon Classics who are now selling it.

It really is in the most pristine condition because the Prince commissioned a detailed restoration just under 30 years ago.

The DB5 got a full body repaint in the original and beautiful Goodwood Green and totally retrimmed interior with leather and carpeting.

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

Under the bonnet also got an overhaul. This one comes with a 4.0-litre straight six and runs on unleaded and benefits from a new clutch, stunning 15in wire wheels and tyres.

According to Hexagon the DB5 produces 282bhp and can deliver 60mph in a blink over seven seconds and a top speed of 142mph. But it would be simply disrespectful in a car of this class to hit that speed.

Unless you want to re-enact a scene from Goldfinger, of course.

Unfortunately you’ll need to bank balance of a gold dealer to get your hands on this ultimate car – it’s listed at £799,995.

But this is, after all, the coolest metal on the planet.

Phil Lanning