Franchise James bond attracts more than one for various reasons, but for some of us, what attracts us the most are the legendary cars that are there. L’Aston Martin DB5 powered by Sean Connery in Golden fingerin 1964, the series without a shadow of a doubt topped the car charts James bond. Now you have the chance to acquire a copy once owned by James Bond himself, when Sean Connery’s DB5 goes up for auction next August.
It’s not natural at all
This 1964 Aston Martin DB5 may not command such a high price, because its bodywork is not in its original color. Indeed, Sean Connery had this black DB5 repainted by Aston Martin’s Q workshops so that the car would have the same characteristics as the one owned by his James Bond character. Now we get a gray color “Snow Shade” on the body of the car.
Unnatural colors are often the subject of collectors, and the value of such cars sometimes takes a hit. However, chances are rare to find a car owned by Sean Connery, especially since it is also being sold with a lap at the time when legendary former Formula 1 driver Jackie Stewart will be behind the wheel. On the other hand, although this car is not completely original, its originality may help it fetch a higher price.
Start Monterey Car Week
The auction house, Broad Arrow Auctions, will start the traditional Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California: more than 80 cars will be auctioned on August 17, including Sean Connery’s DB5. Other important cars will be auctioned on the same date: we are talking about the 1957 Ferrari 250 SWB, the 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari or the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540k Special Roadster.
Other events are planned for this week aimed at car enthusiasts, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance, Mecum Auto Auctions or The Quail car rally. Monterey Car Week is America’s equivalent of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and these two events are among the largest and most important gatherings of automotive enthusiasts on the planet.
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