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January 25, 2006

Aston Martin DB5

James Bond's Aston Martin from Goldfinger and Thunderball would have made an ideal Fleamobile but for the price-tag. Christie's sale is still worth a look.

The legendary 1965 DB5 model, complete with a host of high-tech gadgets, went under the hammer in Phoenix, Arizona. Driven by Sean Connery, the car boasts built-in Browning machine guns, tyre slashers, an oil slick ejector and a retractable rear bullet-proof screen. It was bought for $2,090,000 by a European collector. When last sold in 1970, it fetched 5,000.

In related news, Bond's ride for Casino Royale is to be the Aston Martin DBS (rumoured to be a modified Vanquish), last featured in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

In semi-related news Update: The Flea is only one massive lottery win and short boat-ride away from Phing Kan island and a new base of operations. To the Bath-O-Sub! Black tie, dress uniform or national costume is a must but mind the pet rocks.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 25, 2006 09:51 AM

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Q: Which film famously featured a silver 1955/56 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II convertible driven by a woman?

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2006 10:48 AM

That would be "The Birds".

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2006 11:58 AM

Damn

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2006 01:51 PM

Good movie though. Except for all the birds. They were creepy.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2006 02:04 PM

That last comment is by an imposter, probably with the initials 'Bill Ardolino'

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2006 01:26 PM