Back in August we helped to spread the news about the fact that a vehicle that many consider to be “the most famous car in the world” was going up for sale. On October 27th the annual RM Automobiles of London sale took place across the drink, and the centerpiece of the show was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery famously drove as agent 007 in the unforgettable James Bond movies Thunderball and Goldfinger.
American Harry Yeaggy purchased the car, which had been owned by Jerry Lee, a radio broadcaster from Philadelphia. He is going to donate the money to charity via his Jerry Lee Foundation, which is devoted to addressing crime and the social problems that are at the root of much of it.
Another car of note that was sold at the Automobiles of London auction was formerly owned by the famed rock singer Rod Stewart, a yellow 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV. It exceeded pre-sale estimates when it sold for 694,400 British pounds, which is about 1.1 million U.S. dollars.
“There’s a price movement for 1970s cars. The market has shifted a generation. New people are buying the cars they wanted as a kid. That Lamborghini would have been worth about half that a couple of years ago,” said Neil Dickens, who is Director of British dealership The Hairpin Company.
Collectors, take heed and keep your eyes peeled for those ’70s classics.