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BOND’S legendary Aston Martin DB5 is up for sale — complete with a host of Q’s villain-busting gadgets. 11 March 2013

James Bond's legendary 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is being put up for sale complete with a host of Q's villain-busting gadgets. The British sports car is set to fetch a staggering £3 million in October by RM Auctions.

This exquisite Aston is one of only two DB5's, driven by original Bond Sean Connery in the 007 movies Goldfinger and Thunderball, bristling with gadgets invented by secret service boffin Q.

They include front-mounted .30 calibre Browning machineguns powered by an oxy/propane system in the boot, battering rams on the bumpers, wheel-mounted tyre slashers, retractable bullet-proof screen and oil slick sprayer.

Then there are the famous revolving number plates FMP 7B, 007JB and JB007.

Everything is in working order, although the machineguns were never able to fire bullets. There is a concealed button on the gear stick to trigger the notorious passenger "ejector seat". But the actual ejection was a special effect.

The 150mph GT was bought from Aston Martin for £8,000 by American radio DJ Jerry Lee in 1969. He drove it in the 1970s but has held it in storage since in a Bond-themed room. And it only has 30,000 miles on the clock. Now a philanthropist aged in his 70s, Lee is selling it to raise money for his crime-fighting foundation.

We doubt you will find a cooler car around!

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