James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Another Piece of Cinematic History for Sale

One of the coolest and most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’, will be put up for sale for the first time in history at
RM Auctions‘ Automobiles of London event on October 27 where it is expected to fetch over $5 million.
1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Under the guidance of Oscar-award-winning special effects expert, John Stears, DB5 was factory fitted with operational ‘Q-Branch’ gadgets including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, oil slick sprayer, smoke screen, nail spreader, tracking device and a removable roof panel. The Aston Martin factory in Lagonda originally loaned the car to EON Productions for the filming of the two Bond films and had it returned after completing a promotional tour.¬†After receiving its star treatment, the DB5 was sold to radio broadcaster Jerry Lee of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for $12,000 in 1969. Lee is putting the classic movie car up for sale to benefit the Jerry Lee Foundation, a charitable program dedicated to poverty-related social issues.