Bond car for sale at auction
Posted: Monday, June 7, 2010 11:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond movies is going on sale at a London auction in October.
The silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5, dubbed by car auctioneers RM Auctions as “the world’s most famous car,” is expected to fetch at least $5 million.
The car is one of only two of the original Aston Martins that featured on screen with Sean Connery behind the wheel in “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball.” It comes with Bond gadgets including fake machine guns, revolving number plates and smoke screen.
The model is being sold by U.S. radio broadcaster Jerry Lee, who bought it for $12,000 in 1969. It has remained in his home since then and has rarely been seen publicly.
RM Auctions says the car is going under the hammer in London on Oct. 27.
Published in The Messenger 6.3.10