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400SPYDER
12-01-2006, 10:21 AM
The Aston Martin from Goldfinger :-

http://rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=az06&CarID=r158

Anyone got a City bonus to spend on this ?

400SPYDER
22-01-2006, 06:24 PM
James Bond car fetches 1.1 million pounds at auction Saturday January 21, 07:47 PM

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A Swiss businessman won the keys to James Bond's silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe on Friday with a $1.9 million (1.1 million pound) bid at an annual classic car auction in Arizona.

The 45-year-old man, who did not want to be identified, placed his bids over the telephone through friend and car dealer Beat Roos to win the gadget-packed 007 car used in such classics as "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball."

Both men live in Bern, Switzerland.
"His instructions were to bring the car back to Switzerland," Roos said.

The winner, who was bidding in his first auction, will add the car to a collection of some dozen vehicles that includes classic Aston Martins and Porsches.

Auction officials had estimated that Bond's vehicle could fetch between $1.5 million and $2.5 million.

Two other classics cars also were sold, with bidders paying $565,000 for gangster Al Capone's 1928 Cadillac sedan and $195,000 for country music singer Hank Williams Jr.'s 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, officials said.

All three vehicles had been at the Smoky Mountain Car Museum in Tennessee.

The sale, presented by Canada's RM Auctions, is one of five held by different companies in the Phoenix area through the end of the month. More than $100 million is expected to be spent on vehicles of all makes and sizes.

barabus
22-01-2006, 06:30 PM
Always loved that Bond car, hope the machine guns and tyre cutters still worked:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

400SPYDER
02-06-2010, 09:51 AM
Maybe last sale didn't go through ?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2995886/JAMES-Bonds-Aston-Martin-DB5-is-being-put-up-for-sale.html


JAMES Bond's legendary Aston Martin DB5 is being put up for sale - complete with a host of Q's villain-busting gadgets.

The sleek silver motor, which became the film world's best-known car after its starring role in Goldfinger, is sure to be hotly pursued - but by wealthy collectors this time.

And it is set to fetch at least 4million. :shocked::shocked:

The Aston, driven by original Bond Sean Connery in the 1964 movie, is bristling with gadgets invented by secret service boffin Q, played by Desmond Llewelyn.

They include front-mounted .30 calibre Browning machineguns powered by an oxy/propane system in the boot, battering rams on the bumpers, wheel-mounted tyre slashers, retractable bullet-proof screen and oil slick sprayer.

Then there are the famous revolving number plates FMP 7B, 007JB and JB007.

Everything is in working order, although the machineguns were never able to fire bullets. There is a concealed button on the gear stick to trigger the notorious passenger "ejector seat". But the actual ejection was a special effect.

The 150mph GT - also seen in follow-up movie Thunderball - was bought from Aston Martin for 8,000 by American radio DJ Jerry Lee in 1969. He drove it in the 1970s but has held it in storage since in a Bond-themed room. And it only has 30,000 miles on the clock.

Now a philanthropist aged in his 70s, Lee is flogging it to raise money for his crime-fighting foundation.

The car - miniature versions of which were popular toys - will be sold in October by RM Auctions.

The firm's Peter Haynes said: "There surely cannot be a cooler car in the world. It is road legal and whoever buys it will be able to take it out on the open road or drive it to work if they want.

"All the gadgets work. You can use the smokescreen and oil slick discharge, the revolving number plates, and activate the bullet-proof shield at the back just like Connery did. The machineguns obviously don't work but you can still press a button to move them into position, which should look cool in the high street.

"Under normal circumstances we would expect classic car collectors to be extremely interested in a DB5.

"But because it is 007's it should appeal to wealthy people who like collecting iconic items, like Jimi Hendrix's guitar or Marilyn Monroe's dress."

Two Astons were built for Goldfinger and Thunderball. The other was stripped of gadgets, rebuilt as a normal road car and sold. But it was stolen in 1997 and has not been seen since.

jos
02-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Different car - details of the first sale suggest there were four in total of which one is 'lost' - 2006 saw chassis 2008 which is one of two subsequent Press cars sold and this is 1486 the survivor of the two actually used in the film Thunderball - as far as I can tell from the RM site

andrea watt
02-06-2010, 10:16 AM
What no ejector seat - a must!:grin:

Beautiful car, i'd bid if DC came with it!:grin:

Hud
02-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Had a look at the Bond selection or cars at Beulieu last weekend ........pretty imppressive, especially Jaws' shirt ... at over 7ft he is one huge bloke :shocked:

jtremlett
02-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Had a look at the Bond selection or cars at Beulieu last weekend ........pretty imppressive, especially Jaws' shirt ... at over 7ft he is one huge bloke :shocked:Which gives me a cue to remind everyone that Ferraris at Beaulieu (discounted entry including to all the attactions there, Bond display included) is on Sunday 26 September. Full details a bit nearer the time. Keep the date free:thumbsup:

Jonathan

stevie b
04-06-2010, 12:28 AM
The machine guns obviously don't work but you can still press a button to move them into position, which should look cool in the high street.




that doesnt sound very cool at this time

dasadrew
04-06-2010, 06:42 AM
Was that the one which drove into a wall at Goldfinger's factory? :laugh:

jdwheeler
10-06-2010, 11:16 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but FMP 7B was made for publicity appearances to promote the film/tour afterwards.

You can see the housing for the revolving numberplate at the front is not the same as in the film.

I think there were 2 film cars. 1 was stripped of its gadgets after the film and sold. A subsequent owner had the gadgets put back on (not 100% accurate), but it got nicked in the 90s from an airport lock up where it was kept.

The other one was sold to the museum referred to in the post above.

This info comes from a book I have on the subject called "The Most Famous Car in the World".

jdwheeler
10-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Was that the one which drove into a wall at Goldfinger's factory? :laugh:


The wall was polystyrene and the scene was done at Pinewood Studios!

400SPYDER
28-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Maybe last sale didn't go through ?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2995886/JAMES-Bonds-Aston-Martin-DB5-is-being-put-up-for-sale.html

And it is set to fetch at least 4million. :shocked::shocked:


Only made 2.6m according to the currant bun.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3200142/Live-and-let-drivefor-26m.html

Elms
28-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Only made 2.6m according to the currant bun.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3200142/Live-and-let-drivefor-26m.html

Only 2 bids on it, room was very quiet after typical RM buildup and razmatazz

D8EAN
28-10-2010, 10:21 AM
Only 2 bids on it, room was very quiet after typical RM buildup and razmatazz

proper anti climax :laugh:

F328GTS
28-10-2010, 10:27 AM
Only made 2.6m according to the currant bun.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3200142/Live-and-let-drivefor-26m.html

Not a bad return though, he only paid 1.1m in Jan 2006

D8EAN
28-10-2010, 10:41 AM
wasnt that another car?
this one was from new'ish
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/us-car-enthusiast-buys-bonds-aston-martin-at-auction-2118888.html

sweeni
28-10-2010, 01:05 PM
Keep reading various reports about the Bond DB5`s but I seem to recall Anthony Bamford (of JCB)having 2 which he subsequently sold?