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Saturday, 21 January 2006
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Drömt om att köra i James Bonds silverfärgade Aston Martin längs
vindlande vägar och öppet hav? Tyvärr har den möjligheten gått förlorad,
för en tid framåt i vart fall.
Bilen från 1965 såldes i veckan för 1,9
miljoner dollar (14,6 miljoner kronor) vid en bilauktion i Arizona, USA.
Vinnare i budgivningen var en 45-årig man från Schweiz som vill
Spion han också måhända? Bilen en DB5 kupé, som använts i filmer
som Åskbollen och Goldfinger, har tidigare stått i Smokey Mountains
bilmuseum i Tennessee.
Den ska nu föras till Schweiz där den lycklige ägaren och
Feature: 1965 Aston Martin DB5
Bond Car used in Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965)
Aston Martin DB5 with British
Plate: BMT 216A
Like Sean Connery, the weaponized Aston Martin
DB5 of "Goldfinger" fame is as handsome as ever.
Ian Fleming sold the film rights for Casino Royale for
$600. The series is reputed to have made over $3 billion.
In Fleming's novels James Bond attended Fettes in Edinburgh, the
same public school as Tony Blair. Sean Connery was once the
When the first Bond novel was published in 1953, 007 smoked 60
cigarettes a day. In 1971, when Sean Connery played Bond in Diamonds
Are Forever, he'd kicked the habit.
Bond's favourite drink, the martini, contains 130 calories. This
is approximately what he burns during sex.
Girls and martini
James Bond really needs no introduction. After 40 years in the
cinema with 20 official movies (and two more that enthusiasts
don't count), 007's adventures are known around the world. It's
estimated that over two billion people have watched Bond movies
– that's two fifths of the earth's population.
Since Dr No was released in 1962, Bond has killed over
150 men and slept with 44 women – three quarters of whom have
tried to kill him!
Of course, Bond isn't getting any younger. In fact, he's
positively middle-aged - could 007 be getting too old for Pussy
Galore, Plenty O'Toole, and treatment from Dr Goodhead?
Roger Moore was 56 in his final Bond role, and Pierce Brosnan
is now 51. Men reach their sexual peak around their late teens or
early twenties. At this point they can orgasm three to six times a
day. Later in life they may need 12-24 hours before they've
recharged their batteries.
Yet Bond's virility is never in doubt. The way he acts towards
women, however, has definitely changed over time.
An intellectual match
Critics used to argue that the James Bond scripts treat female
characters disrespectfully and portray them as sex objects created
for the sole purpose of titillating the viewer. They don't need
big brains, just big hair and bigger chests.
However, it's not only 007's scriptwriters who seem to have
been unimpressed by the female intellect. Scientists have long
linked head size to intelligence. And because men's bodies and,
therefore, their heads and brains tend to be larger, they expected
men to be more intelligent than women.
Only recently have researchers found that the ability to do
well in intelligence tests is linked with the amount of grey
matter in the brain, not the brain size. And since women have
higher proportions of grey matter than men, the total amount of
grey matter in both men's and women's brains is similar.
With these advances in science and increasing gender equality
in general, 007 had to become more politically correct. Now the
women Bond beds are very much his intellectual match. Even 'M',
Bond’s superior, is now a woman – played by Dame Judi Dench.
|Shaken not stirred
But Bond hasn't stopped womanising and is still knocking back
cocktails. His signature drink is the martini, shaken not stirred,
as if we could forget. But does it make any difference?
A traditional martini is made with gin and dry vermouth, served
with either an olive or a thin slice of lemon peel. It's stirred
with ice in a mixing glass before being poured. Bond drinks vodka
martinis – the same as an ordinary martini with gin substituted
The reason 007 likes his shaken is to improve the taste and
texture of his tipple. The shaking process causes tiny bubbles.
This means that a well-shaken martini is cloudy and therefore less
oily than the stirred version, which in turn has an effect on the
taste of the drink.
Scientists at the University of Western Ontario in Canada also
found that shaking a martini increases the antioxidant activity in
the drink, thereby reducing the risk of cataracts, strokes and
cardiovascular diseases. This, however, doesn't matter to the
actors since all martinis on set are made from pure water.
James Bond 1964 Aston Martin DB5
– World’s Most Famous Car Comes to Market for First Time in History
World's Most Famous Car Comes to Market for First Time in
History. James Bond's actual Aston Martin DB5 as driven
by Sean Connery in Goldfinger ... century – the 1964 Aston Martin
DB5 James Bond movie car.
LONDON (1 June, 2010) − PAY ATTENTION, BOND FANS! RM
Auctions announces the consignment of one of the most significant cultural
icons of the 20th century – the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car
– to its annual ‘Automobiles of London’ event at the Battersea
Evolution in London on 27th October, where it is available for sale for the
first time in history and expected to achieve in excess of $5 million. The car
is being offered by RM in association with Sotheby’s, with whom RM has
worked in the past.
Well-known around the world by its original
UK registration number, FMP 7B, this Aston Martin is one of only two, and the
sole remaining, of the original ‘007’ DB5s as featured on screen with Sean
Connery behind the wheel in the enormously popular Goldfinger and Thunberball
movies. With its 'rather interesting modifications' originally conceived by
Oscar-award-winning special effects expert, John Stears, this authentic Bond
movie car is factory-fitted with the full complement of operational
‘Q-Branch’ gadgets, including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving
number plates, , tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer,
nail spreader and smoke screen, all controlled from factory installed toggles
and switches hidden in the center arm-rest.
“Like ‘Q’ , we never joke about our
work, which is why RM is consistently entrusted with the sale of the world’s
most significant collector cars
like the REAL 007 Aston Martin DB5 movie car,” said Max Girardo, Managing
Director, RM Europe. “RM is known for world-record-setting results and we
expect nothing less for 007’s iconic DB5.”
The DB5 was originally loaned to EON
Productions for the filming of the two Bond movies, and returned to the Aston
Martin Lagonda factory after its subsequent promotional tour. Mr. Jerry Lee,
an American radio broadcaster based in Philadelphia, PA, convinced the factory
to sell FMP 7B to him for $12,000 in 1969, thereby becoming its first and only
ex-factory owner. It has remained in his possession and has rarely been seen
publicly over the past 40+ years.
Mr. Lee plans to use the proceeds from the sale of FMP 7B to further the
charitable work of The Jerry Lee Foundation, a multi-national initiative
dedicated to solving social problems associated with poverty, with an
emphasis on crime prevention. The Foundation supports programs at the
University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University (UK), as well as in
Australia, Norway and Washington, DC. It is also responsible for the
establishment of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, for which Mr. Lee
received a Swedish knighthood in 2008. (http://jerryleefoundation.com/
“The James Bond car has brought me much
enjoyment for some 40 years,” said Jerry Lee. “Even as I sell it and use
the proceeds to fund the Jerry Lee Foundation, the car will continue to give
me great pleasure as it furthers the mission of the Foundation to do good
around the world.”
Today, FMP 7B is presented in highly
original condition and recently underwent a careful re-commissioning program
by RM Auto Restoration, returning it to running condition after the many
years of static display in Mr. Lee’s home.
In advance of its auction debut at RM’s
Automobiles of London sale on 27 October, the car is set to make its first
21st century public appearance at the Bond-themed Midsummer Classic/Thunderball
concours and black-tie reception scheduled for 26 June at the Stoke Park
Club located outside of London. Bond fans will recognize the Stoke Park Club
as the site of the first confrontation between 007 and Mr. Goldfinger. For
event and ticket information, visit: http://www.midsummerclassic.co.uk/
large pic just click on the pic.
A F RM AUCTIONS DB5 RM AUCTIONS DB5 London,
UK - June 1, 2010 (RM Auctions) James Bond's actual Aston Martin DB5 as driven
by Sean Connery in the enormously famous Goldfinger and Thunderball movies is
for sale for the first time in history by RM Auctions - the world's largest
collector car auction house, 27th October in London, UK where it is expected
to achieve in excess of $5 million. (PRNewsFoto/RM Auctions)[AP] LONDON
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