Next to Steve McQueen’s “Bullit,” James Bond’s Aston Martin was the absolute must-have car of every one of us as kids. It’s gone to auction, and as you can well imagine, someone with a large checkbook and a sound mind bought the thing.
Aston Martin is the Ford Mustang of the UK, so you can see it in perfect contrast with the “Bullit.” It’s actually believed that a 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 model was the inspiration behind Fleming’s decision to outfit James Bond with the DBS coupe.
Chris Routledge, managing partner of the very auction house where it was sold, had this to say:
“The story around this car and its discovery is phenomenal. It was supplied new on 4th July, 1955, to the Honourable Squadron Leader Phillip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister DSO, whose father was Lord Swinton, a close confidant of Winston Churchill and head of MI5 and the Security Executive during WWII.”
There’s a whole lot of history behind this baby. Any car that’s been in a Bond flick becomes an instant classic collectible, but few compare to the iconic Aston Martin. The silent auction yielded a winner, but we know nothing else about where the Aston is. It’s keeping true to its identity. After all, it’s a spy car, right?