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


Sean Connery will without end 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 motive than he beloved the automotive, and I believe in hindsight it did symbolize one thing in his life that was distinctive and captured a second in time,” Connery’s son, Jason, mentioned forward of the automotive being offered 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 gradual pace was a Herculean activity, so driving with out devices was a pleasure,” Jason Connery mentioned.

“He beloved how nicely balanced it was. Dad additionally mentioned he would have saved 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 Method One legend Jackie Stewart, a fellow Scot and longtime good friend to Connery.

Connery drove an Aston Martin DB5 that matched that of his iconic role.
Sean Connery’s James Bond as a result of synonymous with the Aston Martin DB5.
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A portion of the proceeds have been donated to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund, which has supported a wide range of charities over time.

“I hope you’re having fun with my web site. If you are right here, I might ask that you simply take a couple of moments to contemplate serving to another person,” Connery wrote previous to his dying.

“I might request that you simply assist me to assist others. The three areas which are crucial to me are: schooling, tradition, and Scotland.” 


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