Aston Martin DB5 1964: The Bondmobile is for sale
The Aston Martin DB5 1964 Super used by actor Sean Connery in the films of the series James Bond, Goldfinger and Thunderball, will be put to auction in London in October.
This is the Canadian company RM Auctions has announced, through a press release, the legendary Aston Martin would be sold at auction. RM Auction is now recognized worldwide for its high competence in the auction sale of cars.
For cinematographic needs, filmmakers had used two Aston Martin DB5 1964, one of them being identified by the letters FMP 7B and enjoyed the famous gadgets that have made the reputation of this iconic car. John Stears, special effects specialist who works in the filming of Thunderball, had then received an Oscar for his excellent work.
From $ 12,000 to $ 5,000,000
In 1969, American DJ Jerry Lee had bought the car famous for the modest sum of $ 12,000. Today, he decided to put it on sale and it is estimated that this unusual car should sell for around $ 5 million big dollars (U.S.). Income from this auction will go to the charitable foundation created by Mr. Lee. Its primary purpose is to help to all those who wish to return to the right path after having committed some misdeeds and spent several years behind bars.
The beautiful Aston Martin DB5 1964 used a six-cylinder in-line 4.0-liter with an output of 282 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. She could wrap the 0 to 60 mi / h (97 km / h) in 7.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 145 mi / h (233 km / h). Consumption was 16.4 l/100 km.
Armed to the teeth ...
FMP 7B version of which will be put to auction is obviously one that has an array of electronic gadgets and weapons, some real property:
- Ejection seat of passenger
- Ejection roof panel
- Rear bulletproof shield
- Mineralogical swivel plates
- Bumper has hydraulic buffers
- Machine guns in the front as in the back
- Torn-tires installed in each hub
- Oil spreaders and thistles
- Pot smoke exhaust spreaders
- Radar hiding in the mirror
- Radar screen, GPS ancestor
- Telephone hidden in portiere
- Keys under control armrest
- Drawer hiding weapons
Source: RM Auctions
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