Sean Connery’s private James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $2.4M

Sean Connery’s private James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $2.4M

Sean Connery will eternally be synonymous with the Aston Martin DB5 featured in his James Bond movies, however he solely ever owned one himself.

Connery bought a 1964 DB5 in 2018, simply two years earlier than he died at age 90.

“Dad used to speak about proudly owning his personal DB5, for no different purpose than he cherished the automotive, and I feel in hindsight it did characterize one thing in his life that was distinctive and captured a second in time,” Connery’s son, Jason, stated forward of the automotive being bought on the Broad Arrow Auctions occasion in Monterey, California.

The automotive was in wonderful situation, however painted black when Connery purchased it, so he had it repainted Snow Shadow Gray to match those he drove on movie.

“He did inform me that driving the film automobiles, all laden down with the devices, particularly the machine weapons within the entrance, made the automotive actually entrance heavy and turning at sluggish pace was a Herculean activity, so driving with out devices was a pleasure,” Jason Connery stated.

“He cherished how effectively balanced it was. Dad additionally stated he would have stored the ejector seat!!”

The automotive had a pre-auction estimate of $1.4 to $1.8 million, however the profitable bidder paid $2,425,000, which included a chauffeured drive in it by Formulation One legend Jackie Stewart, a fellow Scot and longtime buddy to Connery.

Sean Connery’s James Bond as a result of synonymous with the Aston Martin DB5.
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A portion of the proceeds had been donated to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund, which has supported a wide range of charities through the years.

“I hope you’re having fun with my web site. While you’re right here, I’d ask that you just take a couple of moments to think about serving to another person,” Connery wrote previous to his dying.

“I’d request that you just assist me to assist others. The three areas which can be essential to me are: schooling, tradition, and Scotland.” 

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