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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 for Sale

Goldfinger and Thunderball movie prop to go on auction block.

by on Jun.01, 2010

The DB5, registration number FMP 7B, is one of only two of the original 007 DB5s.

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond car will be auctioned this fall at the Battersea Evolution in London on 27 October.

What is arguably the world’s most famous movie prop is expected to bring in excess of $5 million, according to RM Auctions, which is handling the sale in association with Sotheby’s.

The DB5 is the only remaining one of the two original 007 DB5s. It was filmed with Sean Connery behind the wheel in the Goldfinger and Thundberball spy fantasy movies.

The car was modified with so-called Q-Branch gadgets, including machine guns, a bulletproof shield, revolving license plates, a tracking device, a removable roof panel, an oil slick sprayer, a nail spreader and a smoke screen – controlled from toggle switches hidden in the center armrest.

“Like ‘Q’, we never joke about our work, which is why RM is consistently entrusted with the sale of the world’s most significant collector cars like the real 007 Aston Martin DB5 movie car,” said Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe.