Aston Martin DB5 From Famous James Bond Movie Sold For Record-Breaking Price
The vicious but captivating world of cloak and dagger! The surreptitious
closing in of the enemies! The murky scandals! The imminent plots to destroy the world! Code-breaking, girls, Martini-shaken, not stirred, and fast cars!
Few movie franchises have entertained as much as they have thrilled other than the epic James Bond movies.
Apart from making hundreds of cash registers ring around the world, breaking box-office collections for record ticket sales, if there’s another fascinating contribution of the James Bond movies to the world of popular culture then its the unmatched introduction of suave cars.
Sporty, yet elegant, often caught amid a race against time to plot the downfall of Bond’s nemesis, few cars have added as much panache as the stylish Aston Martin DB5- often dubbed the world’s most famous car.
And recently, the mega drive epitomized on the screen in box office 007 hits such as Goldfinger and Thunderball went for a record-breaking $6.3 million USD, apporximately 45 crore rupees.
In so doing, it could be said that the truly unforgettable drive of 007 emerged as the most iconic car that there’s ever been in the firmament of movies.
The Aston Martin DB5 that fetched the sky-rocketing price, it is confirmed, wasn’t just any expensive car.
It includes Browning.30 caliber machine guns, wheel-hub-mounted tire slashers, smoke screen dispensers and of course, revolving license plates, the latter being a firm part of several entertaining Bond flicks over the past several decades.
The milestone Aston Martin DB5 went under the hammer around August 15 when Sotheby’s, among the world’s most eminent auctioneering names in the business, organized a mega event in California, USA.
Mr. Barney Ruprecht, a car specialist at the eminent firm was thrilled to share his insights about the Aston Martin DB5 and was quoted as saying, “beyond this new auction record, the enormous amount of interest in the car and excitement surrounding it ahead of the auction solidifies its status as the ‘most famous car in the world’, along with the hobby’s great respect for the Aston Martin brand.”
That said, it’s worthwhile to brush up our Hollywood memories connected with the irreplaceable Aston Martin DB5.
Way before the likes of Daniel Craig conveyed the lethal yet vulnerable
side of arguably the most famous spy on-screen, even before Pierce Brosnan came to exhibit the suaveness of Bond, it was Sean Connery who embodied 007 on the big screen, the great Scott driving the priceless wagon with rich aplomb in early Bond releases.
That Goldfinger emerged a huge draw for worldwide audiences also meant that the fortunes for the DB5 shone brightly, the car catapulted to the attention of the movie-going audiences and passionate collectors.