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James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5

James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 sold for $6.4M

Some lucky buyer can live out their spy fantasy in style. James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 just sold at auction for $6.4 million on Thursday night. It is one of the most famous movie cars of all times. The car comes with all Bond gadgets you’d expect including machine guns in each fender and a rare bulletproof screen. It also has revolving license plates, wheel-hub mounted tire shedders and a passenger-seat ejection seat. The sports car is equipped with 14 gadgets like smoke machines and a Browning.30 Calibre machine gun. It’s one of the three surviving models commissioned by Eon Productions for the early Bond films. Sean Connery as James Bond An auction company named RM Sotheby’s sold the luxury sports car fitted with all the M16Q Branch gadgets during the Pebble Beach car week. This car was used to promote the 1965 Bond film, “Thunderball” but did not end up on the screen.

RM Sotheby’s estimated the car would sell for $4 million to $6 million.

“No other car in history has played a more important leading role on film and in pop culture,” says Barney Ruprecht, a car specialist with RM Sotheby’s. The car, painted in snow-shadow grey, has theatrical front, rear hydraulic over-rider rams on the bumpers, and dispensers for oil, and smokescreens out the bach. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 chassis no. DB5/2008/R, “Thunderball” promo car In addition, the car included an in-dash radar-tracking scope, a hidden compartment, and a telephone in the driver’s side door. Notably, Bond used the passenger-seat ejection system on Goldfinger’s henchman. British collector and JCB billionaire Lord Anthony Bamford was the first person to purchase James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Later, the car was brought to Tennessee by the Smokey Mountain Car Museum, where it was showcased for at least 35 years. Exceeding its auction estimate, the car has become the most expensive DB5 in the world. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 chassis no. DB5/2008/R, “Thunderball” promo car

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