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Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin Fetches $2.2m at Auction

An Aston Martin DB5 owned by the late James Bond actor, Sir Sean Connery, has been sold for $2.2m (£1.9m) at an auction in California. The family of the legendary Scottish actor, who died in October 2020 at the age of 90, sold the 1964 classic car to raise money for the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund. This commitment will continue the legacy of giving that Connery started in 1971 when he donated his entire $1,000,000...

Sir David Brown’s Aston Martin DB5 For Sale

An Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, ordered and owned by the man who gave his initials to the legendary DB-series of cars – one-time Aston Martin chairman Sir David Brown – is now offered for sale by Aston Martin Specialists, Nicholas Mee & Co. The importance of the Aston Martin DB5 Convertible in automotive history cannot be overstated; with just 123 models ever built it’s one of the most highly sought-after cars for collectors across the...

Missing James Bond Car Worth £18m Reportedly Found After 25 Years

One of the world’s most iconic cars, the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, has reportedly been found in the Middle East nearly 25 years after its disappearance. The famous DB5, driven by actor Sean Connery in Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball, was equipped with various specially equipped gadgets including ejector seats, tyre-shredders and machine guns, along with bulletproof shield just to name a few. These gadgets were crucial in helping...

A Time to Buy – James Bond Memorabilia at Auction

With the sad death of Sir Sean Connery, and the 100th birthday of the character James Bond coming up, the secret agent has never been more in the spotlight, or under the hammer. So is now a good time to buy James Bond Memorabilia at auction? Sir Sean Connery’s sad death in October 2020 reminded us all that the character of James Bond remains as entertaining, controversial, and stylish as ever. With the 100th anniversary...

Aston Martin Celebrates James Bond 25 With Special Editions

Aston Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die. This new collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, delivers exciting new 007 editions of the Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera. See also: Remembering Dame Diana Rigg, from The Avengers to Shakespeare No...

Aston Martin Announces Vantage Roadster

Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, the new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability. Testament to the uncompromising design, engineering and execution of this scintillating open-top two-seater, Vantage Roadster shares the Vantage Coupe’s absolute commitment to driving thrills. Powered by Aston Martin’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS/685Nm V8 engine and mated to an...

London Classic Car Show 2020 Presents £70m of Prestigious Marques

Over £70 million worth of cars will be for sale at The London Classic Car Show at Olympia from 20th-23rd February. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi and a  Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder. The weekend of 20-23 February 2020 will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques all gathered under one roof at this year’s London Classic Car Show....

Aston Martin Launches First SUV Model

Aston Martin has launched its first SUV, the DBX. The brand, best known for its dynamic sports cars that appear in the James Bond movies, is launching this new design to appeal to a wider range of consumers. They hope that by launching an SUV, they will extend its audience beyond sports car fans and appeal to those who need something more practical. CEO Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and...

Highlights at Coys Thoroughbred and Vintage Car Auction

On September 12th car lovers will rejoice when they get the chance to bid on a collection of classic models at the Thoroughbred and Vintage auction held at Fontwell House by Coys.  We have selected some of our favourite classic and rare models that will be going up for auction in a few days’ time. See Also: BMW Powers Into Luxury Market With Quartet of High-Performance Sports Cars  The 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche This 1972 Rolls-Royce...

James Bond 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Could Be Yours For £3.5m From Sotheby’s

The enormous success of 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger also marked the beginning of long association with British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. The Aston Martin DB5, the model most associated with James Bond, is now one of the world’s most iconic cars, and in an auction at Sotheby’s California in August, you could buy one of the few remaining vehicles with a direct association with James Bond. The vehicle for sale is a 1965...

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