James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 with 007 gadgets sold for $6.4 million

Aston Martin DB5


New York: A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million (around Rs 4,55,30,88,000) at a car auction in California.

The Aston Martin DB5 1965 model was modified for James Bond film ‘Thunderball’ (1965) but did’nt appear onscreen and was used for publicity purposes. The buyer of the iconic car, which once belonged to a British politician, at the Monterey Car Festival was not identified, media reports said.

The Aston Martin DB5 became the car of choice of the British secret agent after its debut in ‘Goldfinger’.

The car has featured in 11 James Bond movies. It was shot to pieces and blown up in the 2012 Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ before being resurrected and restored in the 2015 Bond movie ‘Spectre’.