Rare Bond Aston Martin up for auction


A rare DB4 Aston Martin used as a practice model for the James Bond special effects team in Goldfinger is expected to fetch £50,000 at auction.

The 1962 model was used as a template to measure high-tech gadgets including ejector seat and machine guns.

The high-tech features later appeared on the silver DB5 Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the film.

The DB4 was built for press tycoon Max Aitken – the 1st Baron Beaverbrook – and was bought in December 1963 by the current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous.

It was consigned to a garage in 1974, where it has remained since.

Also up for auction is a 1976 Aston Martin V8 Coupé, fitted with gadgets from 007 film ‘The Living Daylights’, which is expected to fetch £60,000.

Tim Schofield, UK Head of Collectors Motorcars at auction house Bonhams, said: ”James Bond vehicles are rarely available for sale these days and James Bond Aston Martins are almost impossible to acquire at any price.

”This car incorporates many of the original ‘Bond gadgets’ from ‘The Living Daylights’ and is a must for any true 007 fan.”

The cars are being auctioned by Bonhams at the Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell on May 22.


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