James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 sells for $4.6 million at auction
Remember that 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that we showed you a few days ago? The one that Sean Connery drove in two James Bond movies?
Yeah, someone already bought it. And he paid $4.6 million for it, too.
But hey, it’s not like it’s one little car that nobody knows about. The car is the last remaining “007” Aston Martin DB5 so you know that there’s some value attached to it. Not only that, all of Bond’s gadgets and gizmos are included in the car, including the machine guns – they don’t work, by the way – an ejector seat, rotating license plates, and other accessories.
As for the lucky – and rich – buyer who paid over $4.6 million for the car? His name is Harry Yeaggy, an avid car collector who no doubt scored a coup of a lifetime by scooping up the 1964 DB5. We don’t know what he plans to do with it, but we won’t be surprised if the car finds itself in his private museum in Ohio.
The seller was Jerry Lee, the same man who bought the car from Aston Martin in 1969 for a paltry $12,000. Over the years, the car has made rare public appearances as one of the rarest Aston Martins in the world. A man with a golden heart, Lee will donate the proceeds of the sale to the Jerry Lee Foundation, an organization that funds research into methods on how to reduce and prevent crimes in urban cities all over the world.
A happy ending for all, we say with the real winner of the whole thing being the foundation who no doubt would have plenty of things to do with the $4.6 million they have been given.
Source: RM Auctions