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Legend

1965

Aston Martin DB5

Used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond film Goldeneye

Specification

UK Registration:

FBH 281C

Chassis no:

DB5/1885/R

Colour:

Silver birch with black leather

Engine:

Silver six cylinders, twin overhead camshafts, triple SU carburetors, 3,995 CC, 282 BHP

Hello Mr Bond

The car starred in smash hit James Bond film GoldenEye, driven by Pierce Brosnan.

After filming the car was used for promoting the film GoldenEye and by Aston Martin for promoting the new retro styled DB7.

DB5/1885/R one of the two racing sequence cars in the film was extensively restored by Stratton Motor Company prior to filming.

See the DB5 in action.

DB5/1885/R was taken to Detroit and Los Angeles Motor Shows where it was driven onto the show stands by the legendary 1950’s racing driver Stirling Moss.

Auction

Entrepreneur Max Reid patiently held on through fierce bidding to purchase the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 used in the film GoldenEye on the 14th February 2001.

The sale was one of more than 250 lots from all 21 Bond films, all for auction at the largest ever sale of gadgets and garments from 007 movies.

The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 subsequently made the Guinness book of World Records as the highest price ever paid for James Bond memorabilia.

Pipped to the post...

The James Bond auction attracted the stars, with DJ Chris Evans and Billie Piper attending the sale in Christie's South Kensington auction house, London, but arrived too late to bid for the Bond DB5.

Following the sale Mr Reid said: 'I think I got the Aston Martin for a bargain, a great price and I would have paid much more for it. February 14 is a big day for my wife.' Adding:

'I had two reasons for the purchase - it's a great present for my wife and it will be wonderful publicity for my business as well. This is the first auction I have been to but I am a big fan of James Bond.'

Contact

For more information on the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 please get in touch:

max@db5.co.uk 07976 691 255 @bonddb5