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Aston Martin DB5 "James Bond" Sold U.S. $ 4.6 million

The Aston Martin DB5 1964 Super used by actor Sean Connery in the films of the series James Bond, Goldfinger and Thunderball, has to find a new tenant.

This is the Canadian company RM Auctions in conjunction with Sotheby's company who had the mandate to the auction to place this exceptional car, to find the ideal loan buyer ay put the price for acquiring. RM Auctions 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 beneficiant 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 nearly U.S. $ 5 million

In 1969, American DJ Jerry Lee had bought the car famous for the modest sum of $ 12,000.

The companies Aunctions RM and Sotheby's were intended for sale beautiful Aston Martin DB5 James Bond 3.5 million pounds but they had to settle for a final sale of 2.9 million pounds. Euro, it means 3.3 million or $ 4.6 million U.S. dollars wholesale.

The new purchaser is an American businessman, Harry Yeaggy, who owns his own vintage car collection. Today, he realized a longtime dream by acquiring the famous Aston Martin. A car that will obviously be reflected in its museum, located in Ohio.

Income from this sale go to auction a 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.

Well reels gadgets

FMP 7B Version 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

-    Phone hidden in the portiere

-    Control buttons under the armrest

-    Drawer hiding weapons

Source: RM Auctions

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