1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the 3rd film in the iconic James Bond series actually saw the introduction of a new gadget-laden Bond Car, the Aston Martin DB5 that caused a tremendous amount of talk because of its timeless beauty and was dubbed as the most famous car in the world. Notably only 4 examples of this iconic Bond car was produced for the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball starring Sean Connery, which impressively signaled the start of British automakers relationship with iconic secret service agent which spans 11 Bond films and 50 years of cinema history. Now, one of the four original DB5s, the 1965 model which is notably one of only two which comes fully fitted out with all of Q Branch’s Bond-worthy gadgets is being offered for sale in UK for whopping $4.7 million. The car is being offered for private sale by Britain-based Aston Martin specialist RS Williams, on the occasion of British automaker’s 100th anniversary which also saw the launch of Aston Martin's Centenary Edition Vanquish. However, the other 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball got sold for a cool $4.1 million in London in year 2010.
This particular DB5 in question which comes equipped with Q’s spy gadgets including the revolving number plates, imitation machine guns, a bulletproof shield, tracking device, an oil slick sprayer, a nail spreader, the famous ejector seat with control button in the gear stick, and even the tire-slicing device, is in pristine condition as it was never featured in the films but was instead used for promotion ahead of the Thunderball release.
Under the hood, the collectors and James Bond fans will find a 4-liter engine that delivers 280 bhp to enable it accelerate at a top speed of 150 mph.
Notably, the Aston Martin DB5 has been in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and in Skyfall, in which Daniel Craig uses it to drive M to Scotland.
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