James Bond’s Aston Martin fetches £2.6m at auction

Thursday October 28, 2010

The iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5, featured in hit Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball starring Sean Connery, has been bought by an American car enthusiast for £2.6 million at auction.

Clearly delighted with his new purchase, proud new owner Harry Yeagy said: “We’re going to fire the car up and drive it round the streets of London tonight. We're going to have a bit of fun with it.”

The silver model boasts revolving license plates, a bullet-proof shield and an ejector seat.

Still a worthy competitor for modern-day vehicles, the car can also reach speeds of 145mph.

The previous owner – also from the US – paid $12,000 for car in 1969.

Photo: © Rex

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