Car News 13 Jun 2019

007 Aston Martin DB5 up for auction

One of the three original Aston Martin DB5’s made for the James Bond franchise is going under the hammer where it could reach £5 million.

This particular 1965 DB5 was ordered by EON Productions (the company behind the Goldfinger and Thunderball films) and was used for promotional events in the US. It even comes with famous Q branch modifications including 2 Browning .30 caliber machine guns in the front fenders, tire slashers on its wheel hubs and a bulletproof rear screen.

Barney Ruprecht, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s comments: “No other car in history has played a more important leading role on film and in pop culture than the Aston Martin DB5.

“The DB5 is the iconic cornerstone of a marketing relationship that still exists to this day — with the model’s collectable status rooted largely in its 007 fame — and we look forward to exciting car and film enthusiasts alike in the lead up to the auction.

“This is an unbelievably rare chance to play secret agent in a car that offers incredible performance and style in its own right and we’re honoured to offer the Bond DB5 alongside our partners at Aston Martin.”

The car will go under the hammer in August at RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey during Pebble Beach week, with a guide price for the car of £3,155,920-£4,733,880


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