1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie carEnlarge Photo
Goldfinger is considered by most to be the best James Bond film ever made. What endeared the movie into the hearts of car-enthusiasts was Bond’s tricked out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he drives a Bentley Mark VI, the silver Aston is what most associate as his car.
Now, a lucky someone will have the chance to walk away with one of two DB5’s used in the Bond films and the only one that still exists, for a sinister $5 million.
The Aston Martin in question is called FMP 7B, named after the registration plate that sticks with cars throughout their life in the U.K. The car was originally the regular road car seen in the Goldfinger. For the movie Thunderball, the car was upgraded by the Aston Martin factory with gadgets that include: machine guns, revolving registration plate, bullet proof panel, oil slick and nail gun sprayer, removable roof panel, and the location tracker.
The remarkable thing is that, besides the Bond Connection, the car has been owned by Jerry Lee, a New York Resident, since 1969 when he bought the car from the factory for $12,000 dollars. That’s $69,000 adjusted for inflation, and means that Jerry Lee is about to make a very nice profit with the projected $5 million dollar estimate.
The car is an amazing piece of movie, and automotive history, with the mechanics brought back to full opertation, as well as the gadgets being in full working order. Whoever buys this car will have to be called the ultimate James Bond fan.
[Source: RM Auctions]