A classic Aston Martin driven by Pierce Brosnan in a James Bond film has sold for a staggering sum at a Goodwood auction.
The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon was used by Brosnan in the famous opening scene of Goldeneye – released in 1995.
The iconic scene sees Bond in a high-speed chase through the hills of Monaco with his arch-villain Xenia Onatopp, played by Famke Janssen.
The silver DB5 was sold at the Goodwood Festival of Speed auction yesterday.
It was sold to the highest bidder for a whopping £1,961,500 – making it the most valuable Bond memorabilia ever sold.
Aston Martin has become synonymous with the spy film franchise, particularly the DB5 and formerly the DB Mark III.
The DB5 has appeared in Bond films from Thunderball in 1965 to Specter in 2015.
This DB5 sports sedan was extensively restored by the Stratton Motor Company and exhibited at the Detroit and Los Angeles Auto Shows.
Eon Productions, the makers of Golden Eye, purchased two DB5 models for the film – two for driving sequences and a third for stills.
The three cars were modified to identical optical specifications, while the two cars used for driving were modified to withstand the high-speed stunts.
The car sold at auction was used to promote the film after filming was completed.
Also included with the car is a Bollinger champagne bottle, two champagne flutes, an Alpine stereo with colored fax paper, an original 1995 movie poster and the original, rare, complete 1995 GoldenEye press kit.
Also included is a photograph signed by Serena Gordon, an original by Empire and Flick’s 1995 GoldenEye, review magazines and screenplays.
The vehicle was restored before and after filming by the Stratton Motor Company and received a new front and rear end as well as door panels.
In 1996 it was sold to previous owner Peter Nelson, the man behind the Cars Of The Stars exhibition in Cumbria.
It was bought by the current owner in February 2001.
The car was used in later Bond premieres and played in the background of Spectre.