James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye should sell for over $2M at the upcoming Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 13th. In the 1995 movie, 007, played by Pierce Brosnan, drove and raced the classic British sports car around the Monaco hills in pursuit of Xenia Onatopp, the Ferrari-driving assassin played by Famke Janssen.
It was Brosnan’s first appearance as the MI6 agent. It was also the first time Bond drove an Aston Martin DB5 since the days of Sean Connery’s Bond Films.
After filming, the car was used by Eon Productions for promoting GoldenEye and the Aston Martin DB7.
Back in 2001, it was sold at auction in London as part of a James Bond sale. It brought a then record-breaking $200,000.
It was purchased by entrepreneur Max Reid, who is now set to make a ton of profit when he sells it in July.
Sholto Gilbertson, Motor Car Department director at Bonhams, says quote: “The DB5 is one of the most recognisable and desirable British classic cars in the world – add in the fact that is was actually driven by ‘Bond’ and you’ve got something seriously exciting.”
“Every Bond fan remembers Pierce Brosnan tearing through the hills above Monaco, racing Xenia Onatopp’s Ferrari, and it must up there as one of the most thrilling Bond car chases in history.”
“This car is something very special indeed – it was rightly the most valuable piece of Bond memorabilia ever sold when it was purchased in 2001 – and we are delighted to be offering it at our Festival of Speed Sale in July.”
Under the hood of the 1965 Aston Martin is a 4-litre engine which puts out 282 HP.
This clocks the DB5 a 0-60mph time at 6.5 seconds and produces a top speed of around 145mph.
James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5 have been around since Sean Connery first drove one in the 1964 hit Goldfinger. That car was sold in 2010 for an incredible $3.8 million.
The Brosnan DB5 will be on display at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale at Englefield House on June 2. This gives people a chance to prepare ahead of its sales at Goodwood in July.Categories: Blog