Bond-anza: Sean Connery’s Aston Martin from ‘Thunderball’ sells for whopping $6.4 million
The amount ponied up for this movie car would leave anyone shaken and stirred.
A silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 used to promote the James Bond thriller “Thunderball” recently fetched an eye-popping $6.4 million at auction.
The sleek ride, which is allowed to hit the road, comes with actual working nail spreaders, wheel hub-mounted tire slashers and smoke screen, reported CarBuzz.
Other gadgets include an oil-slick maker and a bulletproof screen that rises behind the back window to keep your inner James Bond safe while driving to the supermarket. There’s even a passenger-seat ejection system.
Even cooler, there are rotating license plates — British, French and Swiss — on both the front and back of the vehicle that are controlled by a knob.
Situated behind the front turn signals on each fender are .30-caliber machine guns. Although they don’t fire bullets, they do make a shooting sound realistic enough to scare your fellow motorists in the carpool lane.
The $6.4 million sale is the largest ever for a Bond movie car. The previous record for an actual movie-used Bond Aston Martin DB5 was in 2010 for $4.6 million. That car was utilized for driving shots in “Goldfinger,” according to CNN.
The identity of the mystery buyer has not been revealed.