New York: Call it craze or love, but for some, cars are not just machines but something they can die for and it is unbelievable how much they can spend for a single unit. Recently, a James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million(Rs 45,53,08,800) at a car auction in California, reports said.
The Aston Martin DB5 1965 model was modified for James Bond film ‘Thunderball’ (1965) but did’nt appear onscreen and was used for publicity purposes. The buyer of the iconic car, which once belonged to a British politician, at the Monterey Car Festival was not identified, media reports said.
The Aston Martin DB5 became the car of choice of the British secret agent after its debut in ‘Goldfinger’.
(With Agency inputs)