James Bond 007 GoldenEye Aston Martin Hits Auction

James Bond movies are likely responsible for making a whole lot of people Aston Martin fans, and, as luck would have it, the iconic DB5 from GoldenEye will soon be available for auction.

Said automobile is expected to net anything between £1.2 ( a little over $1.5 million USD) and £1.6 million (a little over $2.1 USD) when it's put up for sale by Bonhams on July 13, 2018, according to UK publication The Telegraph.

GoldenEye, a 1995 film starring Pierce Brosnan, was the first instalment from the James Bond series which did not include any story elements from Ian Fleming's writing. It released after a six-year break that saw Timothy Dalton step down from the iconic role.

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The DB5, though, was built 30 years before the film's release, in 1965. It was involved in one of the franchise's most memorable car chases, with Bond racing the beautiful, villainous Xenia Onatopp in a Ferrari F355 along a mountainous road in Monaco, France.

While GoldenEye's quality is obviously far from what we've become used to, it remains one of the most highly-regarded movies of all time. As a result, both Bond and the DB5 have left a mark; and the Nintendo 64 game, bearing the same name, didn't do it any harm either.

"A Bond DB5 is surely the pinnacle of cinematic cars," Poppy McKenzie Smith, a Bonhams spokesperson, declared. "This car captures the glamour, daring and quintessential Britishness of everyone’s favorite spy.

"This car broke the record for the most valuable piece of Bond memorabilia ever sold when it went under the hammer in 2001, and it’s easy to see why. It is a truly beautiful machine in exemplary condition, and one still capable of up to 150mph.

"The DB5 of the most recognizable and evocative British classics in the world, and the links with Bond make this even more special."

So, apart from what she said, what do you get for your buck? Well, possibly one of the most famous cars in the world in the world also said to be "arguably one of the best-looking cars ever produced by a British manufacturer."

The emblematic speedster is painted in classic Silver Birch, with a black leather interior, and boasts a straight six-cylinder, 282bhp, 4.0-litre engine under the hood.

Of course, you probably shouldn't go racing down mountainous terrain in French states if you're going to fork out over £1 million on a car; even if you plan on doing so in another car. But we'd certainly understand it if you felt tempted to.


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