Aston Martin Used By James Bond Fetches 2.6 Million Pounds At The Auction

October 28th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

October 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The silver colored Aston Martin made famous when it shared the screen with Sean Connery in the Bond movie ‘Goldfinger’ of 1964 and ‘Thunderball’ made in 1965. The car which had been equipped with a number of added accessories went to auction on Wednesday. It managed to fetch 2.6 million pounds or $4.1 million.

The car is totally unique in the sense that it boasts of special ejector seats and machine guns along with rotating license plates. Several other gears commonly used during espionage could also be found in the car. The going price at the auction proved to be something of a disappointment as it had been expected to fetch something in the range of 3.5 million pounds.

Mick Walsh, the Editor-in-Chief of the Classic and Sports Car Magazine said that it was the only genuine 007 James Bond car around.

Harry Yeaggy who collects American classic cars and has his own private museum in Ohio bought the car. He said that he would be riding it through the streets of London that very night. He was speaking to the BBC after making the successful bid at the auction.

He revealed that the very fact of the Aston Martin never having been auctioned before is certain to enhance its appeal among the classic car collectors. It could well end up being a part of a public display like the center piece of an upscale office building in a city like the Los Angeles or Moscow concluded Yeaggy.

Ian Flemming, the creator of James Bond, had in fact preferred a Bentley for his famous spy. But the filmmakers decided to give him an Aston Martin which was seen as a direct competitor of the Jaguar E-type.

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