• Oct 27, 2010
James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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...



[Source: BusinessWeek | Image: AFP/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Too much money to pay for one of several DB5s that were used in the movie. One identical to this car was owned by a jeweler in Provo, Utah (...don't know if it still is) and was regularly shown in local car shows.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is notable DB5 that fortunately will be preserved. Think of how many people would have no idea what an Austin Martin even is had it not been for their use in the Bond films. More importantly the money is going to a very worthy cause.

      "An American radio broadcaster, Jerry Lee, bought the 1964 DB5 prototype from the Aston Martin factory for $12,000 in 1969. Lee says he will use the proceeds from the sale for his eponymous charity foundation that's dedicated to solving social issues such as poverty.

      The DB5 is one of two '007' DB5s used in the two Bond films. The other model sold in 2006 for US$2,090,000."

        • 4 Years Ago
        Dread. A typo bites me and the hordes jump on. How will I ever survive ?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "no idea what an Austin Martin even is"

        Neither do I.
      • 4 Years Ago
      good this feel good
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks gorgeous, think about it Sean Connery was driving it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      So those are fake movie-prop gadgets and don't actually work?? Awww...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Of course they are fake. The new owner doesn't have a license to kill.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Um, whatEVER. With or without the gear, the name, uh, who and why would anyone say, 'nah, not interested.'
      • 4 Years Ago
      Technically, since James Bond is a fictional character, he really can't claim ownership on the car (as in 'James Bond's Aston Martin...)
        • 4 Years Ago
        also llaaammmeee
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bet you're great at parties.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's with the fouth last picture? That's not a DB5...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would want this car, but not for this price, not even close.
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