Motor Industry News
A car made famous by James Bond is set to create a stir with both car enthusiasts and fans of the secret agent when it comes up for auction later this month.
The Aston Martin DB5 which is identical to the model featured in a number of classic Bond films including Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale is being offered for sale at a guide price of more than £150,000 by leading auctioneers Eddisons at a special eight-day long on-line auction starting at 9.00am on March 12.
The iconic car was first registered in February 1964 and has been fully restored to at a cost of £105,000 and has done less than 700 miles since the completion of the restoration project.
"This is a stunning example of a truly great motor car which has been painstakingly returned to its former glory," said Jason Pinder of Eddisons. "Apart from its association with James Bond, it is a lasting example of timeless British car design. I am sure whoever the successful bidder is will be the envy of many a motorist."
The two door, four seat car which is in the James Bond metallic silver-grey colour was one of only 1,021 ever produced and includes reclining seats, Wilton carpets, leather upholstery, electric windows and a fire extinguisher and has until recently been privately owned.
"The Aston Martin DB5 is a dream car for thousands of people but only few are lucky enough to own one," said Roger Powell, General Manager of mycarcheck.com.
"This vehicle has obviously been lovingly restored but unfortunately there are a lot of motorists who drive their own cars as if they were James Bond and they are not so well looked after."
"While the history of this particular DB5 has been expertly recorded one in three ordinary cars have something to hide."