RM Sotheby’s has auctioned off one of the three surviving 1965 Aston Martin DB5 cars seen in the “Goldfinger” film. The car went across the block at their “An Evening with Aston Martin” event in Monterey, where it sold for an astonishing $6,385,000. This price makes it the most valuable DB5 ever sold at an auction. Bidding took place between six parties and it lasted four-and-a-half minutes.“It was an honor to offer the iconic James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 alongside our partners at Aston Martin Works and Aston Martin Lagonda,” said Barney Ruprecht, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s. “We are beyond thrilled with tonight’s fantastic result and proud to have set a new record for the most valuable DB5 sold at auction. Beyond this new auction record, the enormous amount of interest in the car and excitement surrounding it ahead of the auction solidifies its status as the “most famous car in the world,” along with the … [Read more...] about 1965 Aston Martin DB5 “Bond Car” Sells for Big Money
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What we have here is one of the four Goldfinger-spec Aston Martin DB5 Bond Cars, complete with all of its glorious gadgets, heading to an auction that’s destined to attract plenty of attention. RM Auctions will offer chassis number DB5/2008/R at its Monterey event on August 15, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone to acquire the original Bond Car, also known as “The Most Famous Car in the World”. Unlike Goldfinger, where Aston Martin loaned two DB5s to the production company, this specific Bond Car was designed and built with all the gadgets from the factory, as the hero car for the famous British spy. Also Read: Long-Lost Aston Martin DB5 From James Bond’s Goldfinger May Have Been Found That means that all the gadgets, such as the front and rear hydraulic rams, retractable bulletproof screen, in-dash radar, ejector seat, revolving number plates, oil slick sprayer, hidden machine guns and smoke screen, were designed and built to function … [Read more...] about James Bond’s Real Aston Martin DB5 To Cross The Auction Block
You’ve taken down the evil lair, incapacitated your arch-nemesis after an exhausting chase down the local bobsled track, and rescued the damsel from her distress. Finally, after 133 minutes of run time, you, the hero, have earned her hand in marriage. After a tasteful ceremony in Portugal, the two of you climb into your flower-adorned 1969 Aston Martin DBS and drive away as friends and family toss rose petals and see you off into wedded bliss.That was Agent 007’s story toward the end of the sixth James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. For the 50th anniversary of the 1969 classic, Aston Martin has collaborated with the Bond films’ production company to create a limited run of DBS Superleggera models inspired by the movie. The limited-edition Aston will wear exclusive olive green paint to match the movie car, and six horizontal metal vanes subdivide the DBS Superleggera’s gaping maw, referencing the Bond car’s front end.Show more The 1969 … [Read more...] about Aston Martin’s Bond-Themed DBS Limited Edition Is Stunning
It’s been over 10 years since the Aston Martin DBS engine note blew me away in the opening car chase to 2008's Quantum of Solace and I’ve never forgotten it, but the new Bond movie is reportedly going to be much different, with Bond driving the upcoming electric Aston Martin Rapide. Starting with the DB5 in 1964's Goldfinger, Bond has had a very long, off-and-on working relationship with Aston Martin. Daniel Craig’s portrayal of the character has driven the DB5, DBS, and the DB10, which previewed the eventual production version of the new Vantage. British tabloid The Sun now reports that Bond won’t be driving any of the new noisy Aston Martins, though. Here’s a snip from the report: Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, 41, wants star Daniel Craig, 51, to be seen behind the wheel of a limited edition Aston Martin. The £250,000 Rapide E is the Brit motor manufacturer’s first electric vehicle and only 155 are being built. An insider said: … [Read more...] about James Bond Is Reportedly Driving the Electric Aston Martin Rapide and We Just Have to Accept It
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement DealBook Supported by ByMichael J. de la Merced Aug. 29, 2018 LONDON — Aston Martin, the British automaker best known for being James Bond’s car brand of choice, said on Wednesday that it plans to go public. The potential offering would mark a turnaround for the once-troubled company, which has filed for bankruptcy seven times over its century-long history and passed from owner to owner, including the likes of Ford Motor. A stock sale would also plant Aston Martin’s flag in the markets as an independent, publicly traded British carmaker as its home country heads toward divorce from the European Union. The offering plans signal a belief that even after Brexit, Aston Martin’s luxury sports cars and sedans would appeal to deep-pocketed auto buyers worldwide. In a regulatory filing, the … [Read more...] about Aston Martin, James Bond’s Carmaker of Choice, Files for an I.P.O.