“Bond drives an Aston…naturally”
In 1965, Aston Martin released this tie-in advertisement poster featuring Bond’s DB5 in their dealer showrooms to promote their association with the James Bond franchise and the latest release “Thunderball”, at the time the highest grossing film series on record. Original, 1965 are extremely scarce and in some cases prohibitively expensive, but in 1999 Bond Producer’s EON authorised a limited edition licenced print run of only 400 posters. They were printed to approximately the same size as the originals and are identifiable by the unique limited edition hand written number on each one – in this case 034/400. Presented rolled in excellent condition this is hugely desirable and very collectable and would be a worthy addition to any collection of James Bond movie memorabilia and is a truly impressive 007 poster.
Trivia: On October 27, 2010, the Aston Martin DB5 used in this movie and Goldfinger (1964) was sold, fully “loaded”, to American classic car collector Harry Yeaggy for a reported $4 million by London’s RM Auctions. The car had only one previous private owner, an American radio station owner named Jerry Lee, who purchased the car directly from the Aston Martin factory in 1969 for $12,000. Lee had kept the car at his Pennsylvania house for over forty years.…more detail
20″ x 30″ (51 x 76 cm), Hand-Numbered Limited Edition Licenced Print
British / UK
Near Mint / Originally rolled (as issued)
Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Claudine Auger, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Luciana Paluzzi, Martine Beswick, Molly Peters, Sean Connery