James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

It comes with a list of standard features like (also see photos further down):

  • Machine guns
  • Bullet-proof shield
  • Revolving number plates
  • Tracking device
  • Removable roof panel
  • Oil slick sprayer
  • Nail spreader
  • Smoke screen

It is one of the most beautiful and prized colletor cars in standard trim, but what makes this 1964 Aston Martin DB5 special, is that it is the James Bond film car from the hit movies “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball.”

The car is said to have been one of two used for driving scenes in the movies with the actor Sean Connery behind the wheel as Bond.

Four were built in total, but two were mules (non-working) used for promotional purposes.

The other car used in the films was reported stolen from a Boca Raton airport hangar in 1997 and has not been seen since.

The cars and all thier gadgets are the brainchild of late special effects maestro John Stears, who won an Oscar for his work on “Thunderball” in 1966. He also worked on the special effects in “Star Wars” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

The car sold on Thursday was reportedly bought by its seller, Jerry Lee, a Philadelphia radio station owner, for $12,000 in 1969.

At the RM Auctions Automobiles of London sale, Ohio collector Harry Yeaggy brought home the top prize James Bond film car from “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball.” The car sold for £2,600,000. With the addition of auction fees, the final figure is expected to be over $4,600,00.

The car is said to have been one of two used for driving scenes in the movies with the actor Sean Connery behind the wheel as Bond.

Despite being close to half a century old, the DB5 only has 30,000 miles on the clock. The seller Jerry Lee said he has only driven the car once: “I drove it for two blocks in London. I think it’s a work of art,” he said. “It’s just pure beauty.”

Lee said he will put the proceeds from the sale towards the Jerry Lee Foundation, which he founded in 2007 to reduce crime.

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

Sean Connery and the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

James Bond’s Thunderball and Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.6 Million

“Bond. James Bond.”

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