Jame's Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5

Jaguar D-Type
12-04-2005, 07:19 PM
It will be at RM Auctions in Phoenix, Arizona on January 20th, 2006 for the 7th Annual Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona auction.

The internationally famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 "The James Bond Car" - Chassis no. DB5/2008/R, the unofficial star of "Thunderball" and "Goldfinger," will be offered for sale for the first time in 35 years.

"The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous car in the world," says RM Auctions co-founder Rob Myers. "Since the announcement of this car going up for bid at our Arizona sale, we have been astounded by the amount of international attention the DB5 has received in only a matter of days. This is by far and away the most popular car we have seen in our 26 years of hosting collector car auctions."

Formerly the property of Sir Anthony Bamford, the Aston Martin is one of several celebrity cars offered from the Tennessee museum where it has been on display since the late 1970. Complete with all the exciting spy features, the Aston is one of only four cars originally constructed and used for film, tour and promotional use. This specific example was primarily used for promotion during the movie's release in the mid-sixties.

Some of the special James Bond options on the DB5 include:

- Front and rear hydraulic over-rider rams on bumpers

- Front firing .30 caliber Browning machine guns powered by trunk mounted oxy/acetylene system

- Wheel-mounted tire slasher

- Retractable rear bullet-proof screen

- Radio telephone concealed in secret compartment

- Radar scanner in racing type wing mirror with tracking screen in the cockpit Passenger ejector seat - with removable roof panel (seat since replaced with standard seat)

- Oil slick ejector from left side rear light cluster

- Triple spiked nails (calthrops) from the right side rear light cluster

- Smoke screen released through separate rear system - located next to rear exhaust

- Revolving number plates (3) featuring licenses YRE 186H, 007JB and JB007 on black Armaments drawer under front driver seat

The DB5 is one of only three examples that exist today and remains in completely original, low-mileage condition. Its occasion for sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire what is widely considered to be the most famous car of all time. Offered with reserve; Estimated at $1,500,000 - $2,500,000. Al Capone's 1928 Cadillac will also be sold there.

- motortrend.com


Jaguar D-Type
02-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Four DB5s were built for James Bond.

RM Auctions recently sold one for $2,090,000.

02-21-2006, 06:09 PM
^ wow. I think I'd buy something else w/ $2million.

Jaguar D-Type
04-18-2006, 07:41 PM




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