A LOVINGLY restored Aston Martin DB5 has been sold for £190,300 on an online auction site.
The iconic car, made famous by secret agent James Bond, was sold to a private buyer in Leeds by auctioneer and property agent Eddisons.
“There was a huge amount of interest in the car from the minute details of the auction was announced,” said Jason Pinder, of Eddisons, which has offices in Huddersfield.
“A number of serious bidders ensured that the price we achieved was at the higher end of our original guide.
“The winning bid was £173,000 which was then subject to a 10% buyer’s premium.
He said: ‘It is incredible to think that in December, 1963, the recommended UK list price for this model was £4,248 including purchase tax.”
The classic car is identical to the model featured in a number of James Bond films, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale.
The car was built by Aston Martin, the company led by Huddersfield businessman Sir David Brown, was first registered in February 1964.
A 2004 Bentley was also sold by Eddisons through the online auction for £38,500 which includes the buyer’s premium.
Both cars were sold on behalf of the administrators of Premier Motor Auctions.