At fourth annual Automobiles of London auction at Battersea Evolution in London, the Most Famous Car in the World, James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 are sold for £2,6 Million ($4,114,760). Although it was expected that one of only two 007 DB5s achieve price significantly more than $5 million, after pulling only a few bids, the star of Goldfinger and Thunderball, alongside Sean Connery, is sold for £900,000 less than pre-sale estimates of £3.5 million.
Detailed report from just finished auctions in the next few days.
UPDATE: James Bond 1964 Aston Martin DB5 movie car is sold to Harry Yeaggy, an American business man. This is a car that I’ve always wanted, after all it is the most famous car in the world, said Mr. Yeaggy about the purchase of the Bond DB5. My plan is to display it in my private car museum in Ohio just as it is.
In addition to acquiring the most famous car in the world, successful bidder receives commemorative Dormeiul ‘Vanquish II’ fabric woven with solid gold thread from famous British tailoring house Gieves & Hawkes, who dressed Sean Connery with bespoke tailoring for all six of his appearances as James Bond. Another exciting and valuable addition for the 007 DB5’s new owner is an exclusive seven-night stay for 10 guests valued at £40,000 at the relaunched GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica, Ian Fleming’s original Caribbean Estate.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 movie car, factory-fitted with the full complement of operational ‘Q-Branch’ gadgets, was sold for £2,912,000 ($4,608,500). The final figures include 12% buyer’s premium.