James Bond Aston Martin up for sale

James Bond fans will be able to vie for one of the super-spy's cars - complete with gadgets - when it goes under the hammer later this year.

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which featured in Sean Connery films Goldfinger and Thunderball, is expected to raise around £3.5 million at the October 27 auction in London. Its gadgets include a bullet-proof shield and revolving number plates.

American DJ Jerry Lee, who spent $12,000 when he bought the car in 1969, is putting it up for sale to raise funds for his charity.

He said: "The James Bond car has brought me much enjoyment for some 40 years.

"Even as I sell it and use the proceeds to fund the Jerry Lee Foundation, the car will continue to give me great pleasure as it furthers the mission of the foundation to do good around the world."

Mr Lee set up his foundation more than a decade ago to support education and anti-crime projects around the world.

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