James Bond's Aston Martin Sells for $4.1M

Goldfinger , Thunderball car has working ejector seat
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 2:22 AM CDT

Stay alert when going for a drive with Harry Yeaggy: the American classic car collector has bought the original 1964 Aston Martin driven by James Bond in Goldfinger and Thunderball—complete with ejector seat. The famous car, which also boasts machine guns, bumper rams, a bulletproof shield, and revolving number plates, was sold at auction in London for $4.1 million, AP reports.

"We're going to fire the car up and drive it round the streets of London tonight. We're going to have a bit of fun with it," said Yeaggy, who has a small private museum in Ohio. The seller, Jerry Lee, runs a radio station in Philadelphia. He bought the iconic car for just $12,000 straight from the factory in 1969. The sale proceeds will go to his charitable foundation, which funds research in to ways to reduce poverty and crime. (More Aston Martin stories.)

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