Gold price

Sir Sean Connery’s Aston Martin DB5 offered for sale – you’ll need gold fingers though…

Sep 30, 2022

Immaculate and free of gadgets, the sale of the two-owner car will support the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund with an expected price of over $2 million.

A brilliantly-restored and perfectly-presented Aston Martin DB5 without an ejector seat? You must be joking?!

Celebrity ownership does wonders for a car's value, but when the car is already priceless it takes a particularly special name on the ownership papers to push that value even higher.

Sean Connery's personal 1964 Aston Martin DB5 ticks the box on both counts.

The car, presented in Snow Shadow Grey (as per Goldfinger) over red leather, was delivered new to its first owner in the UK in 1964, where it lived until Connery purchased it in 2018 and moved it to his property in Switzerland.

It is worth noting that the car was originally black, and Connery had it painted to match his famous on-screen co-star. The Snow Shadow Grey colour was limited to the prototype DB5 used in the James Bond films, and was replaced by Silver Birch as the 'factory' DB5 colour.

Offered for sale for the first time, the lucky owner will receive driving training from Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart, with many of the proceeds from the sale benefitting the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund, a charity supporting young people of Scotland.

Sir Connery's Aston Martin is being offered through Broad Arrow Actions at its Monterey Jet Center event, on 17-18 August 2022.

The car is expected to fetch between $US1.4 million and $1.8 million ($AU1.9-2.5m).

James Ward

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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