1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond Edition on the market
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car will be put on sale at annual "Automobiles of London" event at the Battersea Evolution in London on 27th October. The car is expected to achieve in excess of $5 million. This is a historical moment, because it is a first time to put this car on sale.
The UK registration plate is well-known FMP 7B. Among the modifications ot the car are 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.
"Like ‘Q' , we never joke about our work, which is why RM is consistently entrusted with the sale of the world's most significant collector cars like the REAL 007 Aston Martin DB5 movie car," said Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. "RM is known for world-record-setting results and we expect nothing less for 007's iconic DB5."
The car remained in possession of Mr. Jerry Lee for 40+ years, who convinced the factory to sell FMP 7B to him for $12,000 in 1969. That is what we call a great deal.
He plans to use the proceeds from the sale of FMP 7B to further the charitable work of The Jerry Lee Foundation, a multi-national initiative dedicated to solving social problems associated with poverty, with an emphasis on crime prevention.
"The James Bond car has brought me much enjoyment for some 40 years," said Jerry Lee. "Even as I sell it and use the proceeds to fund the Jerry Lee Foundation, the car will continue to give me great pleasure as it furthers the mission of the Foundation to do good around the world."