Automovtive Traveler on specs for the Aston Martin DB5 up for auction

We’ve noted before an Aston Martin DB5 appearing in Goldfinger and Thunderball is going on the auction block this fall. The Automotive Traveler Web site has more details, including the specs for the engine and other details (such as the number of miles on the odometer) concerning the auto made famous by James Bond.

Here’s how Rick Truesdell’s article starts:

t’s been called the most famous car in the world, and it’s certainly the most iconic car ever to appear in film… chassis number DB5/1486/R with the original UK registration FMP 7B. For the rest of us, the vehicle is better known as BMT 216A, or the James Bond Aston Martin DB5. And, along with Sean Connery, it was the star of 1964’s Goldfinger, the movie regarded by most Bond fans as the film series’ high-water mark.

To read the entire story you can CLICK RIGHT HERE.

And while you read it, you may want to listen to this John Barry music selection:

2004: BusinessWeek discusses 007’s value

Back in 2004, BusinessWeek (now Bloomberg Businessweek), ran a short story by Ronald Grover discussing how much the cinema James Bond might be worth. It’s interesting to read because at the time Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. was up for sale (as it has been recently). People were wondering about 007’s long-term prospects (as has happened recently). One sample:

The current Bond, 51-year-old Pierce Brosnan, has said he may soon turn in his license to kill. X-Men’s Hugh Jackman and Pirates of the Caribbean’s Orlando Bloom are possible successors. As MGM did by getting Brosnan in 1995, the right blend of actor, director — and maybe a little more skin — could well make Bond a $1 billion man. Doubtless, he’s still got a lot of bad guys left to battle.

In short, there’s an element of the more things change, the more they stay the same. You can read the entire article (which isn’t that long) by CLICKING RIGHT HERE.

Michael G. Wilson says Bond 23 to happen ‘soon,’ IGN UK reports

IGN UK, in a story you can view BY CLICKING HERE, quotes Michael G. Wilson, co-boss of Eon Productions along with his half-sibling Barbara Broccoli, as saying the following:

“Both Barbara and I are convinced that we’ll be bringing you another Bond film soon.”

No details, no comments about the on-going financial saga of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., which controls half fo the Bond franchise along with the Broccoli-Wilson family, not much of anything else. But it does mark the first comments of any sort since Eon Productions said in April that development of Bond 23 had been suspended.

(Shoutout to, where we saw it first. You can view that Web site’s story by CLICKING HERE.)