Sean Connery’s Own ‘James Bond Car’ Sold for $2.4m

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It was owned by the original James Bond himself until his death in 2020.

The Aston Martin DB5 was not the first James Bond car, but it is the most famous, having appeared in eight 007 films. So much so that the late Sir Sean Connery, the original James Bond, owned one until his death in 2020. During Monterey Car Week, the same DB5 was auctioned off for a whopping $2,425,000.

According to Broad Arrow Auctions, the 1964 DB5 was offered by Connery’s Estate, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund.

In addition to owning a piece of history, the unnamed purchaser will receive a personal drive with Formula One champion Sir Jackie Stewart as part of the package. Stewart and Connery had been friends for a long time.

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In 1964, the DB5 made its debut in Goldfinger. However, the recently sold grand tourer did not include all of the weapons and gadgets associated with the Bond car. It wasn’t used in the film, but rather as a personal vehicle purchased by Connery in 2018. It was in pristine condition and was originally painted black, but it was repainted Snow Shadow Gray to closely match the cars driven by Agent 007 in the film.

According to reports, Connery kept the DB5 at his home in Switzerland. The actor adored the car but never got to enjoy it because travelling to Europe became more difficult as he grew older. Connery lived in the Bahamas until his death at the age of 90 in October 2020.

Aston Martin announced in 2018 that it would produce DB5 continuation models. A total of 25 samples were created at a cost of $3.5 million each, including all of the gadgets seen in the film. Production began in 2019.

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