James Bond Aston Martin lights up Goodwood sale

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One of the all-time greatest James Bond cars goes under the hammer on 13 July at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale.

The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 was driven by James Bond (in this case Pierce Brosnan) in the 1995 movie GoldenEye.

Interest in the car is likely to be intense, says the auction house, and it has an estimate price of £1.2m -1.6m.

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Iconic car chase

This particular DB5 featured in the iconic GoldenEye car chase scene where a typically relaxed Bond takes on arch villainess Xenia Onatopp in her Ferrari through the hills above Monaco.

When purchased by the current owner in 2001, the car became the most valuable piece of Bond memorabilia ever sold.

It has been on display at both The National Motor Museum and the Bond in Motion exhibition at Covent Garden.

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‘Very special indeed’

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.’

The DB5 will be on display at Bonhams Aston Martin Sale on 2 June at Englefield House, Reading and will be sold at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July.

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