Another James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is up for auction, this one the car used by Pierce Brosnan’s Bond in the opening sequence of Goldeneye in 1995.
The idea that there is just one ‘James Bond Aston Martin DB5’ is rather wide of the mark, and there are quite a number of DB5s with a claim to being ‘real’ James Bond cars (here and here for example), whether the main onscreen car or support cars for chase scenes or even DB5s used for film publicity.
This particular Aston Martin DB5’s claim to fame is that it was one of two stunt DB5s used in the James Bond film Goldeneye in 1995, where the opening sequence was Pierce Brosnan’s Bond playing tag with Ferrari 355 in the hills above Monaco.
Bought in 2001 by entrepreneur Max Reid, he was so chuffed with his purchase, said to be the most expensive bit of Bond ‘memorabilia’ ever sold at the time, that he created a website for his new baby which you can still see at db5.co.uk.
Shown in the photo from Bonhams (above), who are auctioning the DB5 at their Goodwood sales in July, it features the Bond DB5 number plate BMT 214A, but it’s actually registered as FBH 281C and is chassis # DB5/1885/R.
If you want to have a shufty at the Bond DB5 ahead of the auction it will be on view at Bonhams Aston Martin sale at Englefield House in Reading on 2 June, or, if you have around £1.5 million to spare, you could rock up at Bonhams Goodwood sale on 13 July and grab a bidding paddle.