Saturday, January 21, 2006

I ain't saying she's a "Goldfinger"...

One of my dream cars just sold for $1.9 Million.

A Swiss businessman won the keys to James Bond's silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe on Friday with a $1.9 million bid at an annual classic car auction in Arizona.

The 45-year-old man, who did not want to be identified, placed his bids over the telephone through friend and car dealer Beat Roos to win the gadget-packed 007 car used in such classics as "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball." Both men live in Bern, Switzerland.

"His instructions were to bring the car back to Switzerland," Roos said.

The winner, who was bidding in his first auction, will add the car to a collection of some dozen vehicles that includes classic Aston Martins and Porsches.

Not just a classic Aston Martin. Not just a James Bond silver 1965 Aston Martin. A gadget-packed Aston Martin!

This is simply a stunning car. A thing of beauty.

This promotional picture provided by RM Auctions shows the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 used in 'James Bond' movies photographed in Detroit, MI during Oct. 2005. The Aston Martin spy car, complete with machine guns and tire slashers.

Not only is it gorgeous, it has machine guns and tire slashers! Awesome.