Thursday, October 28, 2010

James Bond's Aston Martin fetches 2.6 million pounds

James Bond's Aston Martin fetches 2.6 million poundsA silver Aston Martin DB5 sports car driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 James Bond film "Goldfinger" sold for 2.6 million pounds ($4.1 million) at an auction Wednesday.

The Aston Martin specially outfitted for the world's most famous spy was the star attraction at a classic car auction in London that also saw rocker Rod Stewart's Lamborghini sell for 600,000 pounds ($946,000).

Auctioneer Peter Haynes had earlier estimated the Bond supercar could have snagged as much as 3.5 million pounds ($5.5 million).

Bond's gadget master Q outfitted the car with an ejection seat, machine guns, radar and nail-throwing machine.

American broadcaster Jerry Lee, who purchased the car in 1969 for $12,000 sold it to raise money for his charitable foundation.

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