Tuesday, December 20, 2005

James Bond’s Aston Martin Up For Auction

PHOENIX (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – James Bond’s gadget- filled 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will soon leave automotive and memorabilia collectors shaken and stirred.

One of the four cars built for the films Goldfinger and Thunderball is set to go up for auction on January 20th at the RM Auctions house in Phoenix, Arizona.

The car’s current owner is a car museum in Tennessee, and the automobile is known for its working gadgets including a wheel-mounted tire slasher; retractable rear bullet-proof screen; and front and rear hydraulic over-rider rams for bumping cars out of its way.

Terry Lobzun, spokesman for RM Auctions says although the front firing .30 caliber Browning machine gun doesn’t really shoot bullets, it makes the sound of gunfire using a oxygen/acetylene system in the trunk.

Lobzun says the gadgets are great for a person with road rage. In his words, “They should make them optional.”

The car is valued between $1.5 million and $2.5 million, but Lobzun figures it could go for more at the auction.

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