Stolen DB5 Bond Car Worth $25 Million Is Apparently In The Middle East
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Stolen DB5 Bond Car Worth $25 Million Is Apparently In The Middle East

Details emerge about the missing Aston Martin DB5 that was driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball

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The Aston Martin DB5 has to be one of the cars of the most iconic film of all time. The DB5 was driven by Sean Connery that featured in Goldfinger & Thunderball back in the ’60s was stolen nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Stolen DB5 Bond Car Worth $25 Million Is Apparently In The Middle East
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The DB5 has to be one of the all time greats as far as movie cars go, driven by the legendary Sean Connery, who was featured as 007 in Goldfinger

The theft took place on June 19, 1997, from a private hangar at Boca Raton Airport in Florida. Its mysterious disappearance is now being documented in a podcast series “The Great James Bond Car Robbery”, that features actress, Liz Hurley.

"I'm a huge fan of James Bond so I'm excited to share this fascinating heist story. I hope this podcast will intrigue 007 fans everywhere and help shine a light on the mystery and see the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 returned after all this time.” - Hurley
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The missing DB5 is estimated to be worth $25 Million. There is a $100k price money for information about the car. Swipe up to read more.

The Telegraph from the U.K. has reported that a DB5 spotted in the Middle East,supposedly has a matching VIN number to that of the stolen car. The stolen DB5 is believed to be part of the private car collection of more than 4000 cars in the Gulf, most likely Dubai.

Christopher A Marinello, the CEO of Art Recovery International has been looking for the stolen car for the better part of a decade, and he describes it as his White Whale.

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One of four DB5s built for the films belonged to Anthony Pugliese. He purchased the car in 1986
“There are major automobile collectors in those countries and I have intelligence that the car could be in one of them and may have even traveled between them,” Christopher A Marinello of Art Recovery International told the Telegraph.

The price of the stolen car is estimated to be around $25 million. Some of the equipment on the car included tire shredders, machine guns, ejector seats, water, and smoke distributors, along with a bulletproof shield.

“I’m hopeful that the possessor will come forward voluntarily before I have to make an announcement. It’s my policy to give possessors of stolen and looted objects every opportunity to do the right thing,” Marinello said.
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The stolen example in question was originally bought by American Businessman & Real Estate Developer Anthony Pugliese in 1986 for $275,000. The car was one of four DB5ss, that featured in the 007 films. In fact, the DB5 that was stolen was the only example that featured working gadgets.

Aston Martin DB5 specifications
Engine 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder
Horsepower 290 HP
Torque 280 LB-FT
Transmission five-speed ZF manual
0-to-60-mph 8 seconds
Top Speed 143 mph
Khris Bharath
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