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ALWAYS WANTED A BOND DB5 WITH REAL GADGETS? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE

The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is now on public display in the lobby of Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters in New York ahead of it’s auction from 15th – 17th August this year.


This special 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is one of just three surviving examples and has undergone extensive restoration, including the addition of 13 fully-working Bond gadgets as pictured in Goldfinger and Thunderball. The below video shows Bond’s unique gizmos in action:

This DB5 is fitted with all 13 gadgets and was used in the United States on a promotional tour of Thunderball. The list of baddie-defeating gadgets include: rear hydraulic over-rider rams on the bumpers, dual Browning .303 calibre machine guns upfront, wheel mounted tyre spikes, a raising rear bullet-proof screen, a radar tracking scope, caltrop spike, oil slick and smoke screen dispensers, revolving licence plates, a telephone to communicate with MI6, various compartments for storing weaponry and of course, passenger-seat ejection.

The smoke dispenser and bullet-proof screen

Since new, this car has only had three private owners and was lovingly restored in 2012 to bring it back to its former glory. However, we wouldn’t recommend using the Caltrop spikes or oil slicks on the motorway!

One of two front-mounted .303 machine guns – presumably blank-firing

The auction is expected to attract some of the world’s biggest car collectors and will be part of ‘An Evening With Aston Martin’, which features over 30 of the most sought-after road-going and track Aston Martins ever made.

Radar display in the cabin of the DB5 – the Radar itself is located inside each wing mirror

Dubbed as ‘the most famous car in history’ this DB5 is expected to fetch anywhere from $4-6 million and is a must-have for the die-hard Bond fan with a chunky wallet.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE JAMES BOND DB5? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS

https://rmsothebys.com/

By louish118

Writes words and makes videos about cars.

I’m a Freelance Automotive Journalist that runs a small motoring page on various social media websites, including DriveTribe where I’m part of the DriveTribe Creator Programme.

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