Bond blueprints for gadget-packed Aston Martin up for auction

edited June 2011 in News Posts: 886
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Blueprints for James Bond's legendary Aston Martin DB5 are being put up for sale - featuring the extraordinary sketches for all of Q's villain-busting gadgets.

The sleek silver motor, driven by original Bond Sean Connery, became one of the world's most famous cars thanks to a starring role in 1964 film Goldfinger.

Bond fans worldwide will have the chance to snap up this unique piece of memorabilia which gives special insight into the incredible gadgets contained in the car.

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The blueprints of James Bond's legendary Aston Martin DB5 feature the extraordinary sketches for all of Q's villain-busting gadgets.

From the front-mounted .30 calibre Browning machine guns to battering rams on the bumpers, wheel-mounted tyre slashers and the oil slick sprayer, every exact detail can be seen.

Auctioneer Stuart Channon said: 'It's the first time in history authorised copies of the designers blueprints for the 007 Aston Martin DB5 are being sold.

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It's the first time in history authorised copies of the designers' blueprints for the 007 Aston Martin DB5 are being sold

'While the originals remain closely guarded by producers EON Productions, eight copies were released for book The Most Famous Car In The World by Bond author Dave Worrall.

'Offered here are seven of the actual copies used by Worrall - this is an incredibly unique find in the world of not only Bond but movie and Aston collectors too.

'This specific blueprint is truly exceptional and the only authorised copy.'

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From the front-mounted .30 calibre Browning machineguns to battering rams on the bumpers, wheel-mounted tyre slashers and the oil slick sprayer, every exact detail can be seen.


The design, bristling with gadgets, was the brainchild of Bond production designer Sir Ken Adams and is expected to fetch more than £15,000.

Two Astons were built for Goldfinger and Thunderball.

One was stripped of gadgets, rebuilt as a normal road car and sold. But it was stolen in 1997 and has not been seen since.

American businessman Harry Yeaggy bought the other last year for £2.9million.

Stuart added: 'The female vendor received the blueprint copies some years ago and is offering them so a true Bond and Aston Martin connoisseur can enjoy and preserve them.'

The co-auction, by Channons Auctions and Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers, takes place on Wednesday at The Royal Automobile Club's Woodcote Park clubhouse in Surrey.

Comments

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited June 2011 Posts: 13,289
    This should sell and sell well. What a fantastic thing to own, if only I had the money...
  • Posts: 2,464
    yes this will be sold for high money for sure
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