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  1. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 Goes Up For Auction

    The car made famous by its longtime association with the James Bond films, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, will be going up for auction next month online.

    This fully restored model will be offered through Eddisons and has a guide price set at £150,000 to £200,000.

    The full news release follows below:

    James Bond Car Has Licence to Thrill at Auction

    James Bond with an Aston Martin DB5 in 'Goldfinger'

    A car made famous by James Bond is set to create a stir with both car enthusiasts and fans of the secret agent when it comes up for auction shortly.

    The Aston Martin DB5 which is identical to the model featured in a number of classic Bond films including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale is being offered for sale at a guide price of £150,000 to £200,000 by leading auctioneers Eddisons at a special on-line auction at http://www.eddisons.com. The auction begins at 9.00am on March 12 and runs for 8 days.

    The iconic car was first registered in February 1964 and has been fully restored to concourse condition by Post Vintage Engineers Ltd during 2006 and 2007 at a cost of £105,000 and has done less than 700 miles since the completion of the restoration project.

    The two door, four seat car which is in the James Bond metallic silver grey colour was one of only 1021 ever produced and includes reclining seats, Wilton carpets, leather upholstery, electric windows and a fire extinguisher and has until recently been privately owned.

    Jason Pinder of Eddisons said: “This is a stunning example of a truly great motor car which has been painstakingly returned to its former glory. Apart from its association with James Bond, it is a lasting example of timeless British car design. I am sure whoever the successful bidder is will be the envy of many a motorist.”

    Any interested parties must pre register on the web site prior to the commencement of the auction.

    Meanwhile, for anybody who is really keen to live the James Bond lifestyle Eddisons has also received instructions to sell a 6 berth, 53ft Sunseeker Portofino 53 offshore cruiser which was originally purchased new in 2005 for £500,000.

    As always, keep watching CommanderBond.net for all the latest on James Bond-related events happening around the world.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-02-25
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