James Bond star Sean Connery’s PERSONAL 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is up for auction

SEAN Connery’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is going up for auction.

The star famously drove a DB5 in his iconic role as James Bond – but the vehicle up for auction is his personal car.

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Wide shot of a 1964 Aston Martin DB5Credit: Aston Martin

Broad Arrow Auctions – who are running the sale on August 18 – say the car is expected to fetch between $$1.8m.

The legendary Aston Martin’s auction will occur at the Monterey Jet Center in California during Monterey Car Week.

Connery’s family plans on donating a significant portion of the auction’s proceeds to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund.

The complete name for Connery’s former Aston Martin is DB5/1681/R.
This Aston Martin is the only DB5 that Connery ever owned.

Broad Arrow Auctions says, “The Aston is resplendent in the Bond-correct Snow Shadow Grey over red Connolly leather and spent much of its life in the UK until it was purchased by Sir Sean through RS Williams, a well-known Aston Martin specialist.”

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Aston Martin cars became a trademark part of the James Bond franchise, and the DB5 made its first appearance 1964’s Goldfinger.

Goldfinger was the first film to showcase Bond driving at high speeds behind the wheel.

Impressive 1964 Aston Martin DB5 specs include a 282 horsepower four-liter straight-six engine and a 0-60 mph time of eight seconds.

Of course, Bond’s DB5 in Goldfinger boasted a few extra features that you won’t find on Connery’s personal car.

Bond’s DB5 featured a revolving license plate, machine guns behind the headlights, and bullet-proof glass.

Aston Martin’s 1964 DB5 has appeared in eight Bond films.

Connery isn’t the only celebrity that has spent time behind the wheel of a DB5.

Paul McCartney was often photographed driving a 1964 Aston Martin in 1960s England with passengers like The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn.

McCartney sold his 1964 DB5 during an Evans auction in 2018 for $1.8m.

Close-up image of a 1964 Aston Martin DB5’s wheels

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Close-up image of a 1964 Aston Martin DB5’s wheelsCredit: Aston Martin

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