A 24-carat gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 scale model recently exchanged hands for 55,000 pounds or $90,000 or close to 55 Lakh INR at a Christie’s charity auction, right in line with pre-auction estimates.
The buyer said, “I saw it at Goodwood this weekend and said ‘I’ll be having that!’
“I am a Bond man, the first movie I saw was Thunderball and I was more than happy to support this worthy cause.” he added.
A part of James Bond memorabilia that went under the hammer, this gold smeared DB5 scale model was created using 3D scans of a full-sized DB5, and features the signature of Sir Ken Adam, responsible for the Q modifications carried out by Aston Martin and used by Sean Connery in the movie “Goldfinger”, where the DB5 was the first Aston Martin model to appear in a James Bond movie.
The lucky buyer will also enjoy a remote-controlled revolving license plate, machine guns and shields along with his prized toy. What’s more, all proceeds from the sale are benefiting the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
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