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Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 to go up for auction in August

The classic Aston Martin DB5 once owned by James Bond, a fictional British secret agent, is going up for auction.

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The Aston Martin DB5 of 1964 that was owned by James Bond, fictional British Secret Agent, will go up for auction. Known as ‘the Bond vehicle’, it will be offered by Broad Arrow Auctions in August this year in Monterey, California.

Before starting, it should be remembered that the vehicle was originally delivered to Mr. White on July 7, 1964, then Sir Sean Connery bought it through the specialist Aston MartinRS Williams.

In fact, his hobby showed up when he first drove it in the ‘Goldfinger’ film. By that time, it was packed with gadgets like machine gunsan ejection seat and an oil slick chute.

Aston Martin DB5 de Sean Connery

Aston Martin DB5 de Sean Connery

1964 Aston Martin DB5: the auction

According to the information revealed, the model is in ‘very presentable condition’, as when Connery bought the vehicle, he had RS Williams give it a ‘mechanical renovation’ and return it to its essence with its color original ‘Snow Shadow Grey’.

Since then, the classic model has undergone servicing and thorough inspections by RS Williams, in order to have it ready for auction. It’s more, your body looks flawless and the chrome shines like new.

Internally, the model features red Connolly leather with a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a manual transmission five speed. Under its hood is a 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 282 hp y 379 Nm de torque.

Aston Martin DB5 de Sean Connery

Aston Martin DB5 de Sean Connery

According to Aston Martin, the model is capable of going from 0 to 96 km/h in 7.1 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 229 km/h. Key tidbit, it will be sold on behalf of the Connery family with a significant portion of the proceeds benefiting the ‘Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund’.

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On the subject, Connery’s son Jason said: “Dad used to talk about having his own DB5, for no other reason than he loved the car, and I think in hindsight represented something in his life that was unique and captured a moment in time.”

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