One of the original 1964 Aston Martin DB5′s built for James Bond in Goldfinger has just been put up for sale in the UK for $4.7 million.
One of the original DB5s made for Goldfinger with all of Q Branch’s gadgets
The car is one of only two made complete with Q’s spy gadgets, including machine guns, a bulletproof shield, revolving number plates, a tracking device, a removable roof panel, an oil slick sprayer, a nail spreader and a smoke screen, all controlled from factory-installed toggles and switches hidden in the center armrest.
The other one was auctioned off in 2010 for $4.6 million, setting a new world record.
The car is being offered for private sale at a cool $4.7 million
The car is being offered for private sale by Surrey, UK-based Aston Martin specialists RS Williams, on the occasion of Aston’s 100th anniversary.
Since its debut in Goldfinger, examples of the DB5, the most iconic Bond car of all time, have been featured in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and most recently, Skyfall.
Most recently, current 007 Daniel Craig drove a DB5 in Skyfall
This DB5 is in absolutely perfect condition because it was never actually driven in the films, but was instead used for promotion ahead of the release of Thunderball.
Doesn’t mean you can’t use it for some 007-style exploits of
your own, however…
- Posted February 05, 2013
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