007’s Aston Martin is sold for $4.1m
LONDON — One of the most famous James Bond cars — the silver Aston Martin first driven by Sean Connery in “Goldfinger’’ — was auctioned off yesterday in London for $4.1 million.
The unique car, which boasts an ejector seat, machine guns, rotating license plates, and other spy gear, was initially expected to go for more than $5.5 million.
“This is the only genuine, 007 James Bond car,’’ said Mick Walsh, editor-in-chief of Classic and Sports Car Magazine. It was bought by Harry Yeaggy, a car collector who has a small museum in Ohio.
Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, had originally placed Bond in a Bentley. But the filmmakers put him in the Aston Martin.
The buyer also gets a signed photograph of Connery standing with the car during the filming.