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Bond's Aston Martin for sale


The famous Aston Martin DB5 sports car driven by Sean Connery in the 1960s Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball is for sale for the first time

The Aston Martin DB5 is going under the auctioneer's hammer on 27 October and is expected to fetch at least £3.5 million (NZ$7.5 million)

The car with number plate FMP 7B has been under the ownership of US radio broadcaster Jerry Lee since 1969. He had bought it from the factory for US$12,000 (NZ$17,600).

RM Auctions will conduct the auction through its Automobiles of London sale. The money from the sale will be donated to the Jerry Lee Foundation, dedicated to solving problems associated with poverty.

"The James Bond car has brought me much enjoyment for some 40 years," said Lee. "Even as I sell it and use the proceeds to fund the Jerry Lee Foundation, the car will continue to give me great pleasure as it furthers the mission of the Foundation to do good around the world."

The DB5 will come with all the gadgets, including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen, all controlled from factory installed toggles and switches hidden in the center arm-rest.

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