TWO iconic Aston Martins have been snapped together to mark the sale of Bond’s DB5 for £2.9m.
To mark yesterday’s sale of James Bond’s DB5 and the news of the DB9 becoming the most successful Aston Martin ever, the two cars were snapped together.
Held in private ownership for more than 40 years, RM Auctions sold ‘the most famous car in the world’ yesterday – Bond’s DB5 reg FMP 7B.
It was one of two DB5s which appeared in Goldfinger and Thunderball.
The DB5’s modern equivalent – the DB9 – has become the best selling Aston of all time. An impressive 15,000 have been built at Gaydon, surpassing the legendary DB7.
Pictured is the revised DB9 (new for 2011) in Quantum Silver paint, together with the James Bond DB5. The optional paint is the same as that used on the Quantum of Solace DBS in 2008.
‘FMP 7B’ was sold to an American bidder for £2,912,000 who plans to display it at his private collection in Ohio.
by James Batchelor