It was last year when Aston Martin announced that it has partnered with the producers of James Bond to build replica models of the DB5 from the Bond movie Goldfinger. Priced $3.5 million apiece, Aston Martin said the continuation DB5s will feature the ultra-cool gadgets just like the original Bond car. It might be the coolest continuation car money can buy right now but why go for the replica when you can actually buy the real deal. An original Goldfinger-specification Aston Martin DB5 is all set to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s special “An Evening with Aston Martin” event in Monterey during Pebble Beach week. The James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 is one of three surviving examples commissioned in period by Eon Productions, the company behind Goldfinger and the next film Thunderball, and is fitted with MI6 Q Branch designed thirteen gadgets.
This particular car is one of two 1965 Aston Martin DB5 ordered up by Eon Productions as promotional cars in the US for the Bond movie Thunderball. While the two cars were never used during the filming of the Bond movies, the functioning gadgets were installed by Aston Martin and built to be used repeatedly and reliably, unlike the cars used for filming. After the promotional events were over, both the cars were sold as a pair to well-known British collector Anthony Bamford. The car was previously sold by RM Sotheby’s in 2006, and it went for $2,090,000, after which went through a complete restoration that was finished in 2012. It is estimated that the rare car will fetch up to $6 million at the auction in August.