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Aston Martin That Inspired Goldfinger Up For Sale

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“Do you expect me to walk?”…”No Mr Bond, I expect you to drive.”

Admittedly, we may have just exaggerated the role of automobiles in 1964 action classic Goldfinger, but there’s no denying that the silver Aston Martin DB5 seen throughout the film stole as many scenes as the cast.

And the original Aston which inspired Ian Fleming while writing the classic novel - a glamorous 1954 DB 2/5 Mk I, once belonging to former MI5 chief Lord Phillip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister who visited Ian Fleming’s next-door neighbours in Kent, and whom the Bond scribe later worked for - is on the hunt for a new owner.

Reinforced with steel bumpers, anti-interference ignition system and two-way radio akin to the high-tech trimmings seen on screen, has largely stayed under the radar until this past weekend when it went under the hammer at an event held by vintage car auctioneers Coys Of Kensington at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock on Saturday.

Yet not even a bid of £320,000 was not enough to meet the asking price (which hasn't been revealed), giving us all a small hope of seeing it parked outside our own villainous lair very soon.

Coys.co.uk

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