James Bond's 'Goldfinger' Aston Martin Sells For $4.1 Million

Just to show that the yucky economy hasn’t stopped some people from whipping out their wallets, the tricked-out Aston Martin from the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball was auctioned off yesterday in London for a cool $4.1 million.

Before you scoff at the price tag, not only is this a vintage Aston Martin from a famous film, it also has an ejector seat, machine guns, rotating license plates, bullet-proof shield, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen — all controlled from factory installed switches hidden in the center arm-rest.

The final sale price is actually a bit of a let-down for those who had predicted the vehicle that was once warmed by Sean Connery’s butt would go for around $5.5 million.

The car, one of only two Aston Martins custom-made for the early Bond films, was purchased by a Pennsylvania man in 1969 for $12,000. The other car was reported stolen in 1997 and has not been recovered since.

007’s Aston Martin sells for $4.1M in London [AP]

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  1. Blueskylaw says:

    The final price was slightly higher than my maximum bid of $2499 (cash, not check).

    They don’t make movies like that anymore.
    /reminiscing

  2. BBP says:

    “The other car was reported stolen in 1997 and has not been recovered since.”

    Well no crap! When it comes outfitted with so many nifty features and gadgets, it doesn’t surprise me that the thief would elude capture!!

    :)

  3. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    I would be too tempted to use all these items while on the road.

  4. Straspey says:

    They were talking about this on the radio this morning.

    One guy said they were hoping to get about 12 Million for it.

    Then the other guy said, “Well, it is a 45-year-old USED car.”

  5. dreamfish says:

    “The final sale price is actually a bit of a let-down…”

    Terrible that he only got back a mere 340x more than he paid for. It’s a hard life.

  6. AllanG54 says:

    Bloomberg had an article yesterday that the high estimate was $10 mil so someone got a bargain.

  7. nocturnaljames says:

    What rock have you been living under? The rich have been getting RICHER. Which means lots more money for them to spend on luxury items & rarities.

  8. formergc says:

    I went to elementary school with this guy’s son. You want to be instantly popular as a third grade boy in 1973? Have your dad own James Bond’s car, with machine guns that actually come out the front of the car and tire shredders that come out of the hubcaps!

  9. MeowMaximus says:

    The DB-9 was one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made. I hope the new owner will actually drive it, and not let it sit in a garage – sports cars were meant to be driven – anything else is sacrilege.

  10. UnicornMaster says:

    how much was $12,000 in 1969? nice investment.

  11. NydiaGeben says:

    $4.1M for that car. Nice. It must be great to be able to throw a that much money on an investment, ur, car. Good for him.

  12. gman863 says:

    Now that 007’s BMW has been recalled due to a bad case of TS (Toyota Syndrome), I suspect it’ll end up on eBay for next to nothing.