Wednesday, September 08, 2010

JB007 for Sale

THE quintessential James Bond car is crossing the auction block at the RM in London. The Aston Martin DB5 used in the movies Goldfinger and Thunderball is expected to sell for as much as $5 Mil and in doing so set a new price record for film car.

There were two DB-5s used during principal photography on Goldfinger. The second car was stolen from the Miami Airport in 1997 and has yet to be recovered. The DB-5 body is easily my favorite among Aston Martin cars, More fluid that the earlier cars and not yet burdened by the heaviness of later models, it strikes a fine balance.

Note: JB007 sold for $4.5MM.

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