1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sean Connery Sold for $2.4M at Auction

The Aston Martin DB5 is not the first James Bond car, but it is certainly the most iconic, appearing in a total of eight 007 films. So much so that the original James Bond, the late Sir Sean Connery, had one until his death in October 2020. And now, that same DB5 is selling at auction for $2,425,000 during Monterey Car Week.

The 1964 DB5 for sale was offered from Connery’s Estate with a significant portion of the proceeds going to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund, according to Broad Arrow Auctions.

As well as having a piece of history, the unnamed buyer will also enjoy a private trip with Formula 1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart as part of the package. Stewart and Connery are old friends.

DB5 first appeared in golden finger in 1964. The grand tourer for sale didn’t come with all the weapons and gadgets that Bond cars were known for. It wasn’t actually used in the film but rather a personal vehicle that Connery bought in 2018. It was in pristine condition and was originally painted black, but was repainted to Snow Shadow Gray to match the car Agent 007 was driving in the film. .

According to reports, the DB5 is being kept at Connery’s home in Switzerland. The actor liked the car but never enjoyed the vehicle as traveling to Europe got harder with age. Connery was based in the Bahamas until his death in October 2020 at the age of 90.

In 2018, Aston Martin announced that they would be building a follow-up model of the DB5. A total of 25 samples were made for $3.5 million each, which includes all the gadgets seen in the film. Production started in 2019.

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