Want to own a bit of memorabilia that has star power? Well, the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that was piloted by James Bond 007 Pierce Brosnan is up for sale. The car will be auctioned at the sidelines of Goodwood Festival of Speed by auction house Bonhams in a few weeks from now.
This is the actual car that featured in the famous opening chase scene of GoldenEye in which Bond dices races Xenia Onatopp in her Ferrari 355 through the hills above Monaco. The car first came to the market in 2001.
Bearing chassis DB5/1885/R, it’s one of three cars used for the filming of GoldenEye. One was used for close-up shots, and two were stunt cars for that car chases with the Ferrari 355. Both the stunt cars were bought in relatively poor condition and restored by UK specialist Stratton Motor Company.
After the film was released, the car had relatively comfortable life. It was used to promote the film, and then later by Aston Martin to publicise the DB7, appearing at the Detroit and Los Angeles motor shows. It was also driven onto the stands by Sir Stirling Moss. It has also been on display at both The National Motor Museum and the Bond in Motion exhibition at Covent Garden.
The car will be on display at the Bonhams Aston Martin Sale on 2 June at Englefield House, Reading and will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July.