Equipped with a five-speed manual transmission supplied by ZF rather than the optional three-speed automatic from BorgWarner, chassis number DB5/1681/R was originally finished in California Sage Blue over black leather for the interior. Sold to the aforementioned Mr. White by Cyril Williams Motors of Wolverhampton, the vehicle was purchased by the Scottish actor in early 2018. Of course, Connery repainted the straight-six collectible to mirror the color of the Aston Martin DB5 from the Goldfinger movie.
Garaged at Sir Sean’s home in Switzerland following the COVID mayhem of 2020 and the actor’s death, chassis number DB5/1681/R is offered on consignment from the Connery estate. His loved ones have committed to donating a significant portion of the proceeds to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund. Speaking of philanthropical causes, did you know that Sir Sean Connery donated $1.25 million, his entire Diamonds are Forever salary, to the Scottish International Educational Trust, which he co-founded?
Powered by a 4.0-liter sixer designed by Polish engineer Tadeusz Marek, the DB5 is presented in tip-top condition thanks to a thorough service and inspection by RS Williams in preparation for the auction. Whoever ends up with the Superleggera-bodied GT will be offered a memorable experience in the guise of a drive with Sir Jackie Stewart in the driver’s seat.