Bond Car Auction Acquires A Mammoth $6.8 million

May 24th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

aston May 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The iconic Aston Martin cars, which are synonymous with the James Bond films, were auctioned in recent times. All the cars were from the 1950s and 1960s and, in spite of the fact that nine out of 45 did not vend, the auction made a gigantic $6.8 million.

One of the cars, auctioned along with the other James Bond cars from the 1950s and ‘60s, was a disheveled one from the movie, Goldfinger. The car was, in the beginning, purchased by a special effects designer, who had functioned on the original Sean Connery spy movie, ‘Goldfinger’. However, the car in question was never really featured in the film. The $115,000 vehicle has been decaying in the designer’s garage since 1974 and requires a widespread refurbishment.

Among the cars that obtained the highest amount in the auction was a 1950 Aston Martin DB2. The sporty coupe supposedly took part in the 24-hour Le Mans race in France in the 1950s. It acquired just over a humungous $740,000.

Another massive grosser was the DB4 model that was vended for a sizeable $121,564.

Managing director of Bonhams’s motoring department, James Knight, stated to the media that he deemed that the sale was a massive success in this rickety economic era. He judged that the people, who admired the earlier cars, appear to be more involved at the moment. He mentioned that the economy isn’t preventing the purchasers seeking to swap over their investments for physical objects such as art and automobiles.

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