Bond car bought at auction
Sells for a 007 figure sum
One wealthy James Bond enthusiast drove away with the spy's most famous car yesterday, after it was auctioned for £2.6 million.
Driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, the Aston Martin DB5 was expected to fetch in excess of £3m .
A spokesman from the auction said, "It's still a lot of money and I don't think anyone's disappointed".
Certainly not buyer Harry Yeaggy, an American collector, who says he'll give it a quick ride around London before taking it back to his car museum in Ohio.
Rotating number plates, smokescreen capabilities, bulletproof shielding and an ejector seat - what more do you need to avoid the Congestion Charge?
American broadcasting boss Jerry Lee had owned the car since 1969, when he paid just $12,000 for it. He plans to donate the proceeds to his charity, the Jerry Lee Foundation .
The RM Auctions together with Sotheby's organised the sale which took place at Battersea Evolution in London. ®