How much would you pay to own one of super spy James Bond's cars? A car collector splashed out the equivalent of R97-million to purchase the original 1965 Aston Martin DB5 'Bond Car'.
The gadget-filled car used in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and to promote Thunderball was placed up for auction by Sothebys in August.
The 1965 DB5 'Bond Car' fetched a record-breaking $6.4-million during an 'Evening with Aston Martin' event by Sotheby’s Monterey auction, exceeding the previous record by nearly $2-million.
The DB5, chassis no. DB5/2008/R, is one of only three surviving James Bond DB5’s from the movies Goldfinger and Thunderball.
The DB5 holds the largest collection of gadgets including:
• Bulletproof Windows
• Rotating Registration Plates
• Homing Device and Tracking Display
• Smoke Screen
• Oil Slick
• Rear Bulletproof Screen
• Dual Machine Guns
• Ejector Seat
• Tyre Slashers
For the love of bond cars
Vehicle specialists, LeasingOptions, has painstakingly been through every single minute of every single Bond film at least 3 times over so that you can explore the stats for every single vehicle Bond has been behind the wheel of since 1962 (see infographic at the end of this article).