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‘Goldfinger’ Car Sold At London Auction

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Going, going, gone! A Philadelphia broadcaster has sold James Bond’s tricked-out Aston-Martin from the movie “Goldfinger” at a London auction.

The silver Aston Martin DB5, complete with machine guns and ejector seat, was sold for $4.1 million — a little less than the $5 million it was expected to fetch, but plenty of cash for B101 radio station owner Jerry Lee to pour into his foundation for criminology research:

“I feel obviously a little sad because I’ve had the car for 41 years.  But actually I feel good because with this amount of money I can do a lot of good with my charitable work, you know,  Mainly fighting crime.”

Lee bought the car in 1969 for $12,000. He says the winning bidder was a collector from Cincinnati, who plans to put it in a museum.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio

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  • Fredricka Reisman

    I am happy that I stood next to this beauty in Jerry’s lovely home on the occasion of his his wedding.
    I hope that Jerry will incorporate creativity and innovation into the next phase of his foundation focus.
    Fredricka Reisman, Ph.D.
    Professor and Director, Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity & Innovation
    Drexel University

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