007's DB5 Expected to Sell for $10 Million

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When asked what is the most iconic car ever to be seen in a movie, most people will answer James Bond’s DB5. With it’s array of gadgets created by Q-division and looks to die for, the cult car can now be yours for the measly sum of $10 million.

The car in question is an Aston Martin DB5, driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger” and also in the movie “Thunderball”. The 1964 DB5 comes equipped with a revolving number plates for a stealthy getaway from the police, twin machine guns in the headlights for shooting at the bad guys and a shield that raises itself when they decide to shoot back. The most notable feature is the ejection seat that Bond uses to jettison unwanted passengers.

The owner of the car is Jerry Lee, a Philadelphia radio broadcaster. He bought the vehicle from Aston Martin way back in 1969 for the sum of $12,000, after it had been used as a promotional car for the Bond movies. The car has been restored and is now in immaculate original condition.

Jerry Lee has placed a reserve of £3.5 million ($5.6 million) but the car is expected to sell for double that sum. With prices on a steady rise, a lot of other collectors are cashing in on their long term four-wheeled investments as well.

The car will be auctioned off at the “Automobiles of London” event, held by Canadian auction house RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s. A 2010 Pagani Zonda R will also go under the auctioneer’s block and is expected to sell for between 1.3 million and 1.4 million pounds.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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