James Bond Aston Martin Car “Double” Sold for Millions. Wowza. You really can fetch a lot of money holding on to your vintage cars especially if it is identified with James Bond. Recently, an Aston Martin DB5 Thunderball “double”, i.e., it’s not the car filmed in the movie but an almost exact replica used for promotion, has been auctioned off in August this year to the tune of $6.4m (£5.2m).
The car, which was once owned by billionaire Anthony Bamford, was auctioned in California and is, to date, considered as the most expensive DB5 car. Want more celebrity cars? Go check out David Beckham’s Bentley Bentayga.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5: Celebrity Vintage Car (26 April 2011). How much would you pay for the James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 which is one of the most famous cars in the world? Well, if you really really love James Bond and if you have oodles of money then you won’t mind buying the car for 2.6 million pounds ($4.1 million). This is the amount paid by a rich fan when the car was auctioned recently in London. Four million dollars is a lot of money but pre-sale estimates for the sports luxury vehicle went up to as high as US$5 million.
Expect the car which was driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, to increase in value in years to come. After all, it was sold for a mere pittance of $12,000 after it was “retired” from acting.
Here are some photos of the Aston Martin from Goldfinger which was released in 1964 and which won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects. Its a damn cool luxury sports car for a very cool James Bond. If you have not paid attention to James Bond’s plate number in the two movies, well you know it now: BMT 216A. [Photo credit: MGM]
The Aston Martin interior. We’re like, “Hmm, there’s something weird/wrong with this car.” Then we remembered that they drive on the right side in dear ole England. So its perfectly normal.
So what’s the Aston Martin DB5 car specs? Wikipedia has the information for us: “Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, oil cooler, magnesium-alloy body built to superleggera patent technique, full leather trim in the cabin and even a fire extinguisher. All models had 4 seats and 2 doors.”
Here’s another photo of the Aston Martin DB5 but this is from Thunderball which was released in cinemas in 1965.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5: Celebrity Vintage Car. First posted 26 April 2011. Last updated: December 3, 2019 at 10:44 am.