Hollywood heart-throb Orlando Bloom is hoping to net himself a tidy profit by selling his classic Aston Martin for more than £150,000.
The A-list actor paid £90,000 for the stunning 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III when he bought it in 2011.
But the Pirates of the Caribbean star has decided to get rid of the pretty Aston as he doesn’t get much time to cruise around in the British car.
The DB MkIII, which is the car James Bond drives in the Goldfinger novel, is fitted with a 3-litre engine developing 178bhp.
It is capable of a top speed of around 120mph
The green car, which has a matching leather interior, was owned by the same person for 40 years before Bloom bought it.
Bloom, who also owns a DB4 which is set to be restored, has asked Bonhams to sell the Mk III at its Aston Martin sale next month.
It is being offered with an estimate of £120,000 to £150,000 – but a similar model sold for in excess of £200,000 last year.
This would net Bloom, 37, an impressive profit with the actor paying £90,000 for the Aston in 2011.
Bonhams yesterday described Bloom’s Aston as “an exceptionally original example of a rare landmark model and one which any serious collector would be proud to own”.
Tim Schofield, from the auction house, added: “Last year we sold a similar model for more than £200,000.
“This Aston Martin, which is owned by Mr Bloom, is in very good to excellent condition and we expect it will sell comfortably.”
The Aston Martin DB MkIII followed the DB2/4 MkII with 551 built between March 1957 and July 1959.
It was fitted with a DB3S-style grille, which has since become a hallmark feature of Aston Martins.
The restyled nose give the car a more imposing look, while the interior boasted a redesigned dashboard with instruments grouped in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.
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