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Sean Connery’s ‘James Bond’ Aston Martin DB5 is up for auction


If you’ve ever fantasized about giving supervillains the slip from behind the wheel of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin – and you have some spare millions of bucks lying around – you could be in luck this summer.

Sean Connery, the actor who died in 1964, has put the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 up for sale. expected to fetch between $1.4 million and $1.8 millionAccording to Detroit’s Broad Arrow Auctions.

Connery was killed in 2020. Connery played James Bond the British super-spy in seven movies between 1962 and 1983. British carmaker Aston Martin produced the luxury sports car, the Aston Martin DB5, between 1963-65. the car model most associatedThe Bond character is featured in 8 Bond films. Connery first appeared it in “Goldfinger” 1964.

Aston Martin made less than 1100 DB5 models. This makes the model a sought-after and rare vehicle. It is also rare and highly valuable due to the fact that it belonged to a Scottish actor.

Connery didn’t drive this specific Aston Martin DB5 in any Bond films – the vehicles used for movie shoots were typically laden with props – but he bought his own version of the car and loved driving it, according to his son.

Jason Connery stated that Dad used to speak about his DB5 because he loved it. Jason Connery added, “Dad used talk about having his own DB5, but only for the reason that he loved it. I think in hindsight this did represent something unique in his life and captured a time in his lifetime.” in a statementThis month, earlier.

Broad Arrow said that the car was in “highly desirable condition” and it has been painted with the Snow Shadow Grey color, to match Bond’s big-screen cars.

Aston Martin chassis No. 62 is dressed in aluminum “saloon” bodywork, by Milanese, Carrozzeria Touring. The auction house has DB5/1681/R, which is adorned in Snow Shadow Grey with red Connolly skin. notedThis month, earlier.