Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will be put up for auction
The Aston Martin is a DB5 icon and will be even cooler when connected to the James Bond.
This, of course, applies to the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, owned by James Bond himself, Sir Sean Connery.
Installation Broad Arrow offers auctions This August, the car was delivered to Mr. White on July 7, 1964. It was then purchased by Connery through Aston Martin specialist RS Williams.
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The listing is specifically light and mistakenly identifies the car as a 1962 DB4, but it says the model is “in very good condition.” He also claims that after Connery bought the car, RS Williams gave it a “mechanical refresh” and a full paint to the gray color of its original snow shade. Since then, it has been “well cared for and recently carefully inspected and inspected by RS Williams in preparation for the auction.”
Although it does not last long, the car looks in very good condition, because the body looks perfect and the chrome shines like new. We can also see the red Connolly leather interior with a wooden framed steering wheel and a five-speed manual transmission. The latter is 282 hp. (210 kW / 286 PS) and a 280 pound-foot (379 Nm) torque connected to a 4.0-liter direct six. According to Aston Martin, this accelerates the car from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in 7.1 seconds to 142 mph (229 km / h).
The auction is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as it was the only DB5 owned by Connery. His son, Jason, said, “Dad used to talk about owning his own DB5 because he loved cars, and I think it represents something special and momentary in his life.”
The car is being sold on behalf of the Connery family and the auction price is $ 1.4 to $ 1.8 (£ 1.1 to £ 1.4 / € 1.3 to € 1.7 million). That’s a lot of dough and a “significant portion” of the proceeds will benefit the Sean Connery Charitable Foundation.
Interestingly, the winner will have the opportunity to drive Sir Jackie Stewart in DB5. According to Broad Arrow Auctions, the duo have been lifelong friends and “shared a long history of charitable work together for forty years, while the Connery family has continued to support their father’s work and loyalty to his friend.”