James Bond’s famed Aston Martin DB5 has apparently been recovered 25 years after it was stolen. The automobile made its debut in the franchise’s third instalment, Goldfinger. Initially, Ian Flemming, the creator of 007, desired that the secret agent drive a company-supplied DB Mark III. However, John Stears, the film’s special effects expert, encouraged him to use the DB5 prototype.
Sean Connery portrayed Bond in the film. He drove the car while completing his assignments with the different weaponry and devices that were specially equipped in the vehicle. From Goldfinger, a lengthy romance between Bond and Aston Martin began.
The automobile was also featured in several more James Bond films, including Thunderball, in various configurations. The car itself gained popularity, and one of the four original parts with the electronics sold for $275,000 at an auction in 1986. However, the automobile vanished without a trace from its storage hangar at Florida’s Boca Raton Airport in 1997. The automobile was insured for a stunning $4.2 million when it was stolen.
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