Here’s something to park outside your Amityville Horror House — James Bond’s original Aston Martin from Goldfinger and Thunderball — complete with working “factory installed” gadgets.
The car is currently owned by Pennsylvania broadcaster who bought the car for 12,000 dollars in 1969. It’s apparently sat in his house (yes, in the house) ever since and has only occasionally been viewed by the public. He’s hoping to fund a foundation to stop crime in inner cities with the proceeds from the auction.
Here are the details from RM Auctions in London:
FMP 7B Technical Details & Notes
- Silver Birch exterior paint; Dark Grey leather interior
- Engine: 3,995 cc/ Power: 282 bhp (210 kW) at 5500 rpm/ Torque: 288 lbÂ·ft (390 NÂ·m) at 3850 rpm/ Top Speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)/ 0-60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 7.1 s (all figures quoted are for a ‘standard’ car without gadgets)
- As the ‘Road Car’ driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, FMP 7B was fitted with one of the first Vantage engine of any DB5, however, it displays triple SU carbs rather than Webers
- For Thunderball, FMP 7B was fitted with the full complement of famous Bond ‘gadgets’ – by the Factory – that are seen onscreen, including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen – all controlled from factory installed toggles and switches hidden in the center arm-rest
1964 Aston Martin DB5 [RM Auctions]