Friday, January 3, 2014
One of just four Aston Martin DB5s used throughout the James Bond franchise is currently up for sale courtesy of duPont Registry as of the date of this posting. With an asking price of $4,698,600 USD, it is far beyond the ken of ordinary men. It is even more costly than the $4.1 million a similar James Bond Aston Martin DB5 fetched at Auction in London in 2010.
Recently, a stunt car for the underwater scenes in one of the Roger Moore films was bought by Elon Musk. That's the kind of guy against whom you will be bidding.
This is the real deal, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 featuring all the gizmos which were shown in the selection of James Bond films. Some of these include revolving license plates, hubcap blades, hidden guns, a bulletproof screen, radar as well as a smoke machine and a selection of more unique features. This edition was made for "Thunderball" and no doubt was driven by Sean Connery himself at some point during filming.
You could own it! All you need is the $5 million. You can learn more at the auctioneer.
UPDATE: Apparently the car has been sold, as the listing has been deleted. That's how these things go! Word is that it went for $4.925 million (about 6x the cost of a standard 1965 Aston Martin DB5), but in a private sale without public bidding, it might have been some other price. Eventually, we will find out who bought it, it is unusual for these unique items to stay out of public view for long. Often, they are bought to put on display somewhere.
If you're wondering what sort of person would buy a car like this, it's very possibly a household name. Elon Musk bought a Roger Moore-era car in 2013, and Sean Connery himself once bought the moon buggy that was featured in "Diamonds Are Forever."