Prospective bidders could well be ‘shaken and stirred’ when they attend the forthcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, as the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in the 1995 motion picture GoldenEye goes under the hammer.
Offered by Bonhams, this desirable classic has an estimate of £1,200,000-1,600,000, and will no doubt attract global interest from potential investors.
The DB5 became synonymous with James Bond in the famous opening chase scene of GoldenEye, where Bond dices with arch villainess Xenia Onatopp in her typically red Ferrari. The iconic clip sees 007 furiously negotiating the sharp bends and hills above Monaco.
When purchased by the current owner in 2001, the car instantly became the most valuable piece of Bond memorabilia ever sold on the open market. It has been on display at both The National Motor Museum and the Bond in Motion exhibition at Covent Garden.
Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams Motor Cars Department Director, said:
‘The DB5 is one of the most recognisable and desirable British classic cars in the world – it is also the ultimate Bond car. Every fan remembers Pierce Brosnan tearing through the hills in this car, and it must be up there as one of the most thrilling Bond car chases in history. This Aston Martin is something very special indeed.’
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The car will be on display at Bonhams Aston Martin Sale on 2 June at Englefield House, Reading and sold at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July.