007's Aston Martin auctioned for the first time!
Published On Oct 28, 2010 01:52 PM By Vidyadhar
Aston Martin has got a lot of features for those who comprehend mentally. Some of these features include machine guns, ejector seat, a world-class pedigree etc. The only difficulty is that the model can be so costly that it might burn rather a deep hole in the pockets of many! The specially equipped Aston Martin is one the most popular James Bond cars in the world. It was first driven by Sean Connery in the movie ``Goldfinger'' – the third spy film in the series of James Bond. Now the news is that the same car was auctioned in London on 27th of Oct,2010.
Aston Martin, the unique car has got rotating license plates and also the spy gear. This silver coloured stylish as well as mysterious Aston Martin DB5 coupe was used by Sean Connery to escape from the villains in movies like ``Thunderball' and “Goldfinger” – the movies which are regarded as some of the best classics of Hollywood. One of the most stylish features of this model is that it has got a rear bulletproof shield. This rear bulletproof shield can be activated by pushing a dashboard button. This feature gave a major boost to the British carmaker and it received a lot of publicity when the movie ``Goldfinger'' was released in the year 1964.
The James Bond movies made this model, Aston Martin a very famous name among all the car lovers. Then came the street version of the Aston Martin DB5. This street version was unveiled in the year 1963. This street version had a top speed of 145 miles, that is, 233 kilometers per hour. The present Aston Martin model was auctioned by RM Auctions Automobiles of London. This model is one out of the two Aston Martins factory-modified to be used in the initial Bond movies. This model is now the only surviving example and is in a very good condition. The other Bond -modified Aston Martin model was said to be stolen in the year 1997. The same has not been recovered till now. The auction of this Auustin Martin model was a special event because it was for the first time that any of the James Bond car was being offered to the public for sale.
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