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.”

PS3 XCM Chrome Case Mod – Star Wars Princess Amidala’s spaceship for your living room

XCM Cyberchrome case makes your PlayStation 3 look like Princess Amidala's ship in the first Star Wars prequal

XCM Cyberchrome case makes your PlayStation 3 look like Princess Amidala's ship in the first Star Wars prequal

Now I prefer PC Gaming to console gaming, not that I spend 12 weeks locked in a basement playing Quake 4, but I do game once a week.

I have been thinking of getting a new game console, but Wii, X-box or PS3 has been the question.

Well, I saw this XCM Cyberchrome case makes your PlayStation 3 look like Princess Amidala’s ship in the first Star Wars prequal:

J-type 327 Nubian royal starship

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/J-type_327_Nubian_royal_starship

Now I love the J-type 327, but I don’t know if spending $70 on and already $300 PS3 really is worth it, but damn if looks hot!!

Now, it is cool that the game geeks who do get this, will actually be able to see themselves in it – pale, pasty and with bloodshot rat eyes – and maybe decide to come up for air between 40 hour on-line slog fests and see if the real world still exists.

Note: We did not receive any product or money to post this article.

XCM Cyberchrome case makes your PlayStation 3 look like Princess Amidala's ship in the first Star Wars prequal

XCM Cyberchrome case makes your PlayStation 3 look like Princess Amidala's ship in the first Star Wars prequal

CostumeHell.com

Well, soon it will be party time, so me and my girls got on-line lookin for some costumes.

We looked on several sites, but in the end we did a bulk order (saves on shipping) for a couple of costumes from costumehell.com

My friend Chaz got herself a Star Wars Princess Leia costume for $48, which looked pretty good on her and we felt was very good quality for the price.

I went all out, cuz I am a costume nut and got the Official Batgirl costume which was really expensive at $356, but it is so realistic:

BatGirl Halloween costume from CostumeHell.com

BatGirl Halloween costume from CostumeHell.com

We like the CostumeHell website, great variety of costumes from $10 to $1000 (like the official Darth Vader – WOW!!) – when we have kids (someday…) this will be the place. I like the easy of use of the site, a fun site and ordering was easy and the shipped it fast.

I will take pictures at the Halloween party this year, and post them up here later.

Note: We did not get free products or were paid for this review