BOND AT BONHAMS
BONHAMS TO OFFER THE GOLDENEYE ASTON MARTIN DB5 AT FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE
The ex-Eon Productions and as featured in GoldenEye, driven by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon (£1,200,000-1,600,000)
On 13 July at its Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, Bonhams will offer the ultimate Bond car – the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in the 1995 motion picture GoldenEye. The estimate is £1,200,000-1,600,000.
The DB5 has become synonymous with James Bond, and this example featured in the famous opening chase scene of GoldenEye where Bond dices with 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.
Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams Motor Cars Department Director, commented: '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 car will be on display at Bonhams Aston Martin Sale on 2 June at Englefield House, Reading and sold at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13th July.