Broad Arrow Auctions Opening Bids for Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 This August
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Broad Arrow Auctions will open the bidding for Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 at August’s Monterey Jet Center Auction, estimated to bring in between $1,400,000 to $1,800,000 for the Connery estate. A significant portion of the sale will benefit the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund.
The vehicle, with chassis no. DB5/1681/R is presented in an aluminum ‘saloon’ bodywork by Milanese design house Carrozzeria Touring. It is finished in Snow Shadow Grey with red Connolly leather.
This five-speed DB5 was delivered new to Mr. A. White on July 7, 1964, and spent much of its existence in the UK until it was purchased by Sir Sean through well-known Aston Martin specialist, RS Williams. It was the only DB5 ever personally owned by Sir Sean.
As an added bonus to the sale, triple F1 World Championship racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart has offered to give the successful buyer a test drive in the car, also giving the buyer a chance to learn more about Sir Sean from a longtime friend who has over four decades of doing charitable work together. The bond is still going on at present as the Connery family continues to support Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia Foundation.
The Aston Martin DB5 is in excellent condition. It is believed that shortly after Sir Sean purchased the car, it was taken to RS Williams for a mechanical refresh, as well as a full painting to the right Snow Shadow Grey, which mimics the silver shade for Mr. Bond’s Aston Martin. The automobile has been well-maintained since then and was recently serviced and inspected by RS Williams in preparation for the sale.
Head on to the Broad Arrow Auctions website to register to bid.