The RM Auctions house has sold the legendary Aston Martin used by James Bond in one of his most famous films for almost three million euros. The car is equipped with all the original gadgets invented by Q. The buyer is unknown, but what its former owner will do with the money is unknown: invest it in his foundation to combat crime and promote education.
It is not the first car used in the movies. James Bond that goes up for auction, but it is the most emblematic. He Aston Martin DB5 Sean Connery employed in Goldfinger and Thunderball It has been acquired for 2.6 million pounds, about 2.98 million euros.
The vehicle, which comes with all its original gadgets (machine guns and bulletproof shields), was expected to fetch a bid price of three million pounds (3.43 million euros).
Until now, this Aston Martin was owned by the American journalist Jerry Lee, who bought it in 1969 for 12,000 dollars (about 8,700 euros). Since then, the model has spent most of its time in North America.
Lee expressed his intention to donate the money from the auction: “the car James Bond It has brought me great enjoyment for about 40 years. Sell it and dedicate the money to the Foundation Jerry Lee will continue to be a great satisfaction.”