Updated: May 22, 2014 9:45 AM | By Richard Aucock for MSN Autos
The real Bond car: Aston Martin that inspired 007 for sale

The car is full of hidden secrets and ripe with connections to the author of the 007 series



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A gadget-packed Aston Martin that’s said to have been the inspiration behind James Bond’s Aston Martin in Goldfinger has been revealed in London prior to going up for auction at Blenheim Palace in July.

The 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 has been expertly restored by its current owners — who actually didn’t know the car could have inspired Fleming until they began restoring it.

Years of research — and the nine-month nut and bolt renovation — followed, producing what auctioneers believe is a car that, if the right people are in the auction crowd, could make the owners very rich indeed.

Click through to learn more about the car's features that are uncannily similar to the Bond movies, the car's connection with Fleming and when it goes on sale.

 

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