It took less than 13 minutes of screen time to earn James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 the title of “the most famous car in the world.” On the 46 year anniversary of Goldfinger’s American release, where is it now? It was exactly 46 years ago today when Goldfinger was released across America. With every showing, a little bit more of the American public was introduced to James Bond’s now famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5. The film was well received critically and at the box office. Goldfinger grossed over $51 million dollars, easily making back it’s at the time astronomical budget of $3 million dollars. While the movie is arguably the best of the Bond franchise, the Aston Martin and its gadgets remain perhaps the most memorable thing about the movie. When Thunderball, the next movie in the Bond franchise, was produced the DB5 returned to the screen. Despite having less screen time in Thunderball, the DB5 still managed a memorable performance. DB5 was sold for $4.1 million dollars. The road car’s new owner, Harry Yeaggy currently displays the car in his private Ohio car museum. You can see the sale in the Youtube video below. Dutch National Motoring Museum where it is currently on display. (Photo Credits:Iamthestig2, Zanthraxnl and Ejcallow)
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