If you have millions of dollars to spend, you can get the iconic 1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
The late actor Sean Connery personally owned the car and it is now up for auction on August 18. Detroit’s Broad Arrow Auctions expects the car to fetch between $1.4 million and $1.8 million.
Connery is best known for playing the iconic British spy in seven James Bond films between 1962 and 1983.
Between 1962 and 1983, Connery played the iconic role of British super-spy James Bond in seven films. The Aston Martin DB5, a premium sports car produced between 1963 and 1965 by the British automaker, is the car model best associated with the character of Bond: the car appeared in eight Bond films, starting with “Goldfinger” by Sean Connery in 1964. The actor died in 2020.
The DB5 model is a rare and sought after vehicle as only 1,100 were made by Aston Martin. The fact that the car once belonged to the Scottish actor makes it more priceless.
The vehicles were mainly used for film shoots and usually loaded with props.
Connery never drove this specific Aston Martin DB5 car in any of the Bond films. However, he bought his own version and loved driving it, as his son informed.
Auction house Broad Arrow describes the car as being in very presentable condition and has been painted snow gray to look like the ones Bond drove in the films.
The auction house also said the winning bidder would also have the chance to drive the car with Connery’s longtime friend, F1 World Championship racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart.
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Over the past few decades, James Bond cars have remained profitable at auction. The Aston Martin DB5 featured in the 1965 Bond film “Thunderball” sold for $6.4 million at an auction in 2019. In 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought a car 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car that was used in the James Bond franchise “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977.
Interested bidders should register on Broad Arrow’s website for the auction. The auction will take place in Monterrey, California.
Sean Connery’s family say a significant portion of the proceeds from the auction will be used as donations to the late actor’s Philanthropy Fund.
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