James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin Up For Auction

James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin Up For Auction

The car James Bond used in Goldfinger and Thunderball, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, will be auctioned off in London on Oct. 27.

The vehicle is expected to fetch $5 million.

This car isn’t just some car used in some old movie. It’s a real-life, honest-to-goodness, genuine James Bond car.

It comes with all of Q’s great stuff: machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen.

Apparently everything still works (minus the Browning machine guns), and after careful renovation it runs beautifully and has a like-new patina.

The car was one of two loaned to the filmmakers during production and then returned to the Aston Martin Lagonda factory. A few years later, in 1969, an American deejay by the name of Jerry Lee (that’s such a radio name) bought the car for $12,000.

Lee still owns the ride.

“The James Bond car has brought me much enjoyment for some 40 years,” said Lee who will donate the proceeds from the auction to charity (the Jerry Lee Foundation).

The other car was stolen in the mid-1990’s from a Florida warehouse and get this… it was broken up for parts!

Normally, memorabilia like this is bought by some big conglomerate that wants to put it in an amusement park or casino owned by one of its many subsidiaries.

However, this car won’t be going into some stuffy display case. It will most certainly be snatched up by some hotshot multi-millionaire. Probably some slightly nerdy technocrat with a life lone dream to drive around like Bond, James Bond (and pick up Bond girls),

Or perhaps a middle-aged Russian oil tycoon. Now wouldn’t that be ironic?

How does Land of Punt know this?

Because driving a Bond car is every warm-blooded guy’s ultimate fantasy. The only thing keeping that Bond car out of millions of garages is $5 million.

Top Male Fantasy Cars

  • Any James Bond car
  • Land Speeder from Star Wars
  • Any Batmobile (preferably the one from the 1989 Batman)
  • Any NASCAR car
  • The General Lee, 1969 Dodge Charger
  • Michael Westen’s black 1973 Dodge Charger Rally Edition
  • Starsky’s two-door Ford Gran Torino
  • A-Team’s GMC Vandura Van
  • Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), a Pontiac Trans Am
  • The Bandit’s 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • Mystery Machine van from Scooby-Doo

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