After nearly 25 years, James Bond’s stolen $25 million Aston Martin is discovered.

One of the Aston Martins used in the production of 1964’s Goldfinger has finally been found after being stolen nearly 25 years ago.

 

 

After nearly 25 years, an Aston Martin worth more than $25 million that was used during the filming of the James Bond film Goldfinger has been discovered.

 

 

Aston Martin is synonymous with Bond in many ways. Since its debut in Goldfinger in 1964, most subsequent Bond films (except those starring Roger Moore) have featured various iterations of the iconic sports car. Skyfall and No Time To Die even reintroduced the original DB5 model made famous by Sean Connery.

 

 

While the original 1963 DB5 is already a collector’s item, one of the four models used in Goldfinger was transformed into a one-of-a-kind vehicle after being outfitted with a slew of Bond gadgets for the film. Water/oil sprayers, tyre shredders, smokescreen funnels, and front-mounted pop-out machine guns were among the gadgets. The car, which had been purchased by a private collector in the mid-1980s, was later stolen from a secure Florida airport hangar in 1997, with its fate unknown. For years, Bond fans around the world have speculated about what happened to the iconic British sports car.

 

 

However, according to a new Yahoo report, the long-missing DB5 has been discovered. According to the report, an unidentified individual was able to confirm the vehicle’s identity using its serial number, confirming it is the one that went missing. The vehicle’s exact location has not been disclosed, but it is said to be in a “private setting” somewhere in the Middle East, with Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia designated as “special areas of interest.”

 

 

Christopher Marinello, Chief Executive of Art Recovery International, is optimistic that the current owner will return the $25 million Bond car voluntarily. While the original owner is likely overjoyed, the insurance company, which had to pay out $4.2 million after the car was stolen, will also be overjoyed, having pledged $100,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the car’s return. It’s unclear what happened to the car after it was stolen, but with it now in the Middle East, it’s clear that it’s a long way from home.

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