For most of the people, 007’s “real car” is the Aston Martin DB5. In addition to driving, it on the set, however, the late Scottish actor who passed away in 2020 has also owned an example of the sports car.
That same DB5 will be sold at a Broad Arrow Auctions auction in August in Monterey, California.
The auction house does not provide a lot of information on the condition of the car, limiting itself to talking about a “very presentable” DB5. Even if the mileage is not specified, the photos show that the Aston Martin has been kept with such care. The Snow Shadow Gray paintwork and Connolly Red leather interior still look as good as new.
Broad Arrow Auctions estimates a value between 1.4 and 1.8 million dollars (about 1.3-1.7 million euros at the current exchange rate).
This is a value in line with the more exclusive DB5s such as the one belonging to Paul McCartney (sold in 2017 for about 1.5 million euros) and the one that appeared in the film 007 Goldeneye (2.1 million euros in 2018). The record, however, is of the DB5 seen in Goldfinger and for the launch of Thunderball which was restored in 2012 complete with original 007 accessories and sold for 6 million euros in 2019.
Part of the proceeds from the sale that will be donated to charity. Indeed, the lucky Aston Martin buyer will not only receive the car, but also a special appointment with Sir Jackie Stewart, the 3-time Formula 1 world champion who has been a longtime friend of Sean Connery.
Part of the sale will go to fund the efforts of Stewart’s nonprofit Race Against Dementia. In addition, the former driver has promised to offer the buyer a special trip aboard the DB5.
Source and images: Motor1.com