x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

The most famous Bond car of all will be up for auction in London

LONDON // If you sometimes feel the need for an ejector seat to get rid of unwanted passengers, a nail spreader to stop people driving too close or a revolving number plate to trick speed cameras, then the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 of James Bond fame could be the car for you. However, the price tag might put you off. RM Auction of Ontario, Canada, is expecting the illustrious vehicle to go for more than £3.5 million (Dh18.76 million) when it goes on the block in London on October 27. The DB5, registration number FMP 7B, was originally loaned to EON Productions for the filming of Goldfinger and Thunderball and returned to the factory after a promotional tour. Jerry Lee, an American radio broadcaster, convinced the factory to sell the car to him for $12,000 in 1969. This DB5 has only been shown twice publicly since 1977. Lee plans to use the proceeds of the auction for his charity dedicated to solving social problems associated with poverty.