Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond on film. He starred in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. This summer, Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will be auctioned off, with the money going to the James Bond star’s Philanthropy Fund.
Sean Connery’s personal James Bond car, valued at over $1.5 million, has been placed up for auction. In 1962’s Dr. No, the Scottish actor played James Bond for the first time on screen. Connery went on to play in five more James Bond films until retiring from the role in 1983’s Never Say Never Again.
Connery died at the age of ninety in October of 2020. Over two dozen James Bond films have been produced over the years. The major character has been played by seven different actors, the most recent of whom being Daniel Craig, who ended his spell in the role with No Time to Die in 2021.
Connery was not only the first, but also one of the most admired Bond actors. Following Connery’s death in 2020, numerous tributes were paid to him in celebration of his career and outstanding portrayal of Agent 007. With Bond’s legendary Aston Martin DB5 first debuting in 1964’s Goldfinger, Connery’s Bond was also responsible for exposing audiences to the character’s love of vehicles.
This is a highly sought-after piece of Bond lore, and even the Funko Pop Rides Aston Martin will set you back, at least, $100 in the box.
Connery’s personal James Bond automobile is now up for sale, with a starting bid of $1.5 million. According to consignor Broad Arrow Auctions, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will be auctioned at the Monterey Jet Center on August 18th. A “substantial amount” of the proceeds from the sale of Connery’s Aston Martin DB5 will go to the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund, according to the company’s Instagram post. Take a look at some of the car’s photos below.
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