- Title: James Bond's gadget-filled Aston Martin sells for $6.4 million - RM Sotheby's
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 26, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CAR ON DISPLAY SIDE OF CAR SHOWING WHEEL-HUB MOUNTED TIRE-SLASHERS VARIOUS OF LICENSE PLATE SPINNING VARIOUS OF GUNS IN INDICATOR SIGNAL LIGHTS REAR LIGHT NAIL DISPENSER JACK ON FLOOR WHEEL-HUB MOUNTED TIRE-SLASHER BULLET PROOF PLATE GADGET CONTROLS VARIOUS OF INSIDE CAR ASTON MARTIN LOGO ON CAR FRONT GRILL OF CAR AERIAL VIEW OF CAR
- Embargoed: 30th August 2019 04:16
- Keywords: James Bond Aston Martin auctio Goldfinger Thunderball Sotheby's
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASGVJH5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, sold for $6.4 million at auction on Thursday (August 15), according to RM Sotheby's.
The car was never seen in Bond films, but matches the one that "007" - the code number by which Bond was often known - drove in the movies "Goldfinger," and "Thunderball."
The vehicle was commissioned by filmmaker Eon Productions and used at promotional events for "Thunderball" in the United States, the auction house said.
It includes 13 modifications created for Bond, including a Browning .30 caliber machine gun in each fender, tire slashers mounted on its wheel hubs and a bulletproof rear screen that can be raised and lowered.
RM Sotheby's said the Bond modifications had been "properly refurbished to function as originally built" and that the car has had three private owners over 50 years.
(Production: Bob Mezan)
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