James Bond’s Gadget-Filled Goldfinger Aston Martin Just Sold For $6.38 Million

1965 Aston Martin DB5 "Bond Car"
1965 Aston Martin DB5 "Bond Car"
Simon Clay ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

There are a lot of famous Hollywood cars, including Back to the Future’s DeLorean, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and The Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee. But none are more renowned than James Bond’s collection of gadget-filled Aston Martins. In 1963, Eon Productions commissioned four Aston Martin DB5 models: two for Goldfinger (1964) and two to promote Thunderball (1965).

Like its DB4 predecessor, the DB5 was named after Sir David Brown, the owner of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972. In Goldfinger, Sean Connery's 007 drives—and eventually crashes—the vehicle during a high-speed chase, where it gets covered in a hail of bullets. But Bond manages to kill five people before ruining the ride, making it the deadliest Aston Martin in Bond movie history (so far).

The vehicle in the movie came equipped with more than a dozen MI6-worthy modifications, like rotating registration plates, a smoke screen, and dual machine guns up front. In real life, the Aston Martin boasts all of those features plus oil slick dispensers, an ejector seat, and bullet-resistant glass.

On August 16, 2019, as Jalopnik reports, one of the three remaining “Goldfinger specified” DBs—this one restored in 2012—sold for a whopping $6.38 million at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California, becoming the most expensive Aston Martin DB5 in the world. (For comparison: another Goldfinger DB5 sold for $4.1 million in 2010.)

For those who want to know more about Bond’s Aston Martins—or the super-spy's various modes of transportation in general—check out the "Drive to a Kill" database below. The data, gathered and analyzed by UK-based leasing specialists Leasing Options, painstakingly breaks down the use of Bond’s cars, planes, and boats into kills, crashes, explosions, and air time.

Clocking in at 10 minutes and 21 seconds, the Goldfinger car had the most screen time of any of Bond's Aston Martins. Various models of the cars appeared in 10 Bond movies, most recently in 2015’s Spectre (though that car didn't leave a body count in its wake, which is part of what makes the Goldfinger model much more famous).

[h/t Jalopnik]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Grab an Exclusive Star Wars Enamel Pin Advent Calendar Before They Sell Out

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We've already seen unique Advent calendars filled with beauty samples, Harry Potter figurines, and cat food this year, so it's only natural for Star Wars to get in on the action, too. And in addition to a new LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar hitting shelves, Toynk has an exclusive calendar that caters to serious collectors. This one features 24 beautiful enamel pins of characters like Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, and plenty more that fans can uncover in the lead-up to Christmas. The calendar is currently available for pre-order for $110.


Don't expect these to stick around too long, though. Only 1000 of the calendars will be produced, and each will come with a certificate of authenticity. While all the Star Wars favorites are here, some pins are holiday-themed, so don't be surprised to see BB-8 and C-3PO wearing Santa Claus hats to mark the occasion. Each enamel pin measures 1 to 3 inches long and is housed in a holiday-themed calendar box.

The Advent calendar is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 15. If you are interested in pre-ordering, head over to Toynk.

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