May 24, 2010

Bond Car Auction $6.8 Million (PHOTO)

A rare Aston Martin used in a classic James Bond movie went on auction for for a whopping $6.8 million this week. .

The car is the same Aston Martin used in the movie Goldfinger, had a presale value of 380,000 pounds up to 440,000 pounds, was reportedly bought by an unidentified buyer outside the EU. A DB2 Team racer that, unlike ths one, which had crashed before racing, did compete at Le Mans in 1950, recently sold for 550,000 pounds at RM Auctions in London, in October last year.

Said one expert "The people who like the earlier cars seem to be more interested at the moment. Your average guy who's in the market for a second-hand supercar might not think it's the right time to buy."

Bond Car Auction $6.8 Million

An unrestored Aston Martin used for the movie "Goldfinger" and left in a barn for years was among the stars of a 4.7-million-pound ($6.8 million) auction last night as collectors battled for James Bond's favorite cars from the 1950s and 1960s. The DB4 sold for 84,000 pounds, beating a high presale value of 50,000 pounds, while an earlier DB2 Team car also beat its estimate to become the top lot at 513,000 pounds. The DB2 would have competed in the 1950 Le Mans 24-Hours event if it hadn't crashed in France on the way to the circuit. The repaired car was raced in the 1950s by drivers such as Stirling Moss.

Bond Car Auction $6.8 Million

Posted at May 24, 2010 2:39 AM