Holy collector’s items, Batman, this Aston Martin looks tricked out. Unfortunately, it’s missing the most important function of a car: the engine!
The detailed 1:1-scale model is the spitting image of the spy’s silver coupé that appears in the 1964 classic Goldfinger and is jampacked with all the gadget one could ever want—except, perhaps, an engine. The detailed model first appeared on Bring a Trailer last month and sold for $201,007 on Monday, November 2 to a winning bidder known simply as “akm.”Bond Fan Pays $200K for Non-Working Model of 007’s Aston Martin DB5 – Robb Report
At a time with so many people out of jobs, this type of fan collecting might be offensive to some, but am sure akm, whoever that is, has plenty of disposable income.
I’m just questioning even if you’re Bill Gates, what’s the point of a 1:1 replica of Bond’s famous Goldfinger ride without the ability to, er, drive? Look at it, I guess, in a garage or on a museum-like display?
What else does somebody do with a full-sized car this expensive? You aren’t letting it sit outside in the elements, that’s for sure. Or maybe you are?
Bond collectors that are bummed you missed out on this cool but somewhat pointless (in this author’s opinion, anyway) car, you can also acquire Bond’s original gun, and that’s also estimated to fetch in/around $200,000.