At the annual RM Auction in London yesterday, American businessman Harry Yeaggy purchased the iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in two James Bond Films. The price? An astonishing $4,600,000.
The car was owned by Jerry Lee, of Philadelphia, PA who bought the car from Aston Martin Lagonda in 1969 for $12,000. Lee, who founded the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology at Cambridge will donate the proceeds to his own charity, the Jerry Lee Foundation, which works to fight the root causes of poverty and crime.
The vehicle is reportedly roadworthy in the U.K., even with the machine guns behind the headlights – although we have to think that at $4.6 million, it’s certain to be tucked away in a museum collection.