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

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving the supervillains the slip of the wheel of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin – and you’ve got millions of dollars to spare – you might be in luck this summer.

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 personally owned by the late actor Sean Connery will be auctioned on August 18, and it’s expected to fetch between $1.4 and $1.8 millionaccording to Broad Arrow Auctions of Detroit.

Connery, who died in 2020, played the iconic role of British super-spy James Bond in seven films between 1962 and 1983. The Aston Martin DB5, a luxury sports car made by the British automaker between 1963 and 1965, is the most associated car model with the character of Bond: he appeared in eight Bond films, starting with Connery in “Goldfinger” in 1964.

Aston Martin produced less than 1,100 DB5 models, making this model a rare and sought after vehicle. The fact that this particular car belonged to the late Scottish actor makes it even more rare and valuable.

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

“Dad used to talk about owning his own DB5, for no other reason than he loved the car, and I think looking back it represented something in his life that was unique and captured a moment in the time,” Jason Connery said. in a report earlier this month.

The car, which Broad Arrow describes as being in “very presentable condition”, has been painted Snow Shadow Gray to match those driven by Bond on the big screen.

“Clad in aluminum ‘sedan’ bodywork by Milan-based design house, Carrozzeria Touring, Aston Martin chassis No. DB5/1681/R is resplendent in Snow Shadow Gray over red Connolly leather,” the house of auction. Noted earlier this month.

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