James Bond never could oppose sleek curves and a good-looking rear view, especially when the owner is armed with lethal gadgets and a taste for speed -- like the Aston Martin DB5.
The one-of-a-kind 1964 silver sports car with unique 007 modifications became the quintessential Bond car when Sean Connery got behind the wheel in 60s Bond classics "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball."
Now, the classic has been snapped up at a London sale for $4 million. It was not straight away clear who bought the DB5. Peter Wallman, car expert at RM Auctions, the auction house selling the car, told. "I think, unquestionably, it's the most famous car in the world." He called the sale an once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Other Bond memorabilia up for auction Wednesday incorporated a helicopter piloted by Bond girl Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and a 1998 Jaguar XKR with a weapons system, one of eight customized Jaguars driven in the 2002 film "Die Another Day."
But the absolute star of the show is the DB5.