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  1. Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB4 stand-in sells for 84,000 pounds

    The numbers are in from this past weekend’s Aston Martin auction held by Bonhams and the event proved to be a record-breaking success.

    According to Auto123, the Newport Pagnell sale brought generated an astonishing £4.7 million (about $6.7 million). Bidders from all around the world, including Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Australia and the US took part in the proceedings.

    Aston Martin DB4 stand-in from 'Goldfinger'

    Aston Martin DB4 stand-in from Goldfinger

    Of particular note to James Bond fans and collectors was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage up for sale. As earlier reported on, this car was used as a test stand-in for 1964’s Goldfinger, which ultimately featured the famous DB5 model.

    Pegged to sell for between £40-60,000, the Aston exceeded expectations and eventually went for £84,000 ($120,000).

    For full results from the sale, visit the official Bonhams website.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-05-25