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At least one lucky bidder has reason to celebrate today after managing to win a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was famously used in two classic James Bond movies, Goldfinger and Thunderball. May we suggest marking the occasion with a vodka martini... shaken, not stirred?

Harry Yeaggy's winning bid of $4.6 million (2.9 million pounds), which includes 12 percent in auction fees for RM, will see the car that Sean Connery famously piloted make the trek all the way from London to Ohio, U.S.A. Proceeds from the sale will benefit former owner Jerry Lee's eponymous charity.

Apparently, the car is fully roadworthy in the UK, even with its dual machine guns behind the driving lights, revolving license plates, ejector seat, rear blast shield, slicer wheel caps and console-activated oil slicks. Somehow, we imagine Yeaggy won't have nearly as much use for those Q-special features as Bond did...


James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5

[Source: BusinessWeek | Image: AFP/Getty]


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