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Mystery surrounds hunt for James Bond's car

By T.K. Randall
June 24, 2018 · Comment icon 3 comments

The car is now worth millions. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Chilterngreen
An Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the movie 'Goldfinger' was stolen from an airport hangar in 1997.
The iconic vehicle - a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 - was one of two used during filming of the action thriller which was the third movie to feature Ian Fleming's world-famous British spy James Bond.

Now, more than 20 years after the car went missing, Art Recovery International (ARI) has reportedly received a tip-off suggesting that it has been spotted somewhere in the Middle East.

A substantial six-figure sum has been offered to anyone who can help with its recovery.
"I have been given a specific tip, but we are working on it," said chief executive Christopher Marinello. "We want to reach out to collector car community and vast array of mechanics to let them know we are very serious about recovering it."

"As there are many Aston Martins, it is very important that we get a shot of the chassis number, dp/216/1. This is what we are looking for, as it is very specific to the vehicle."

"It is quite possible the potential in the Middle East is a mere look alike, which is why it is crucial we retain a close up of the chassis number."

Originally bought at auction in 1986 for $250,000, the car could today be worth over $10 million.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (3)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff 5 years ago
'Q' really should have fitted a hidden tracker to that car.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Vlad the Mighty 5 years ago
There's several hundred DB5's claiming to be James Bond's Car. Probably more than Aston Martin actually produced in fact. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
Was this a "working" model with all the gadgets or just car model used in the chase scenes? In 1997 there wouldn't have been that many people in the Middle East rich enough to buy it from the black market or an inside job group. Of  course now that this article has been released, if the car is the real McCoy, I would think it would go back in hiding. 

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