James Bond motor sold at auction

A 1964 Aston Martin, driven by Sir Sean Connery's James Bond, has fetched £2.6 million at auction in London.

Dubbed the most famous car in the world, the silver DB5 was expected to sell for more than £3 million. The new owner is no doubt looking for a specialcar insurance policy to match the unique 007 motor.

It was driven by the Scottish actor as the super-spy in Goldfinger and Thunderball.

A spokesman for the auctioneer said: "It's still a lot of money and I don't think anyone's disappointed."

The car was purchased by American broadcasting boss Jerry Lee for $12,000 in 1969. He intends to donate the proceeds from the sale to his charitable foundation.

Mr Lee earlier 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."

The DB5 was sold by RM Auctions, together with Sotheby's, at Battersea Evolution in London.

The model was dubbed Most Famous Car in the World in a 1993 book of the same title by Dave Worrall.

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