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Roger Moore’s 1970 Aston Martin DBS Sells for $900K

Bahama Yellow DBS is equipped with 4.0-liter 280 horsepower V8.

For many people, the Aston Martin brand raises instantmemories of old James Bond movies, the British marques having been featured as 007’sride on numerous occasions. But how much would you pay for a classic Aston thatwas driven by one of the actors who portrayed Bond, but in a TV series that hadnothing to do with the popular movies? ] At a recent auction at Bonhams – Aston MartinWorks put that number at a whopping £533,500 ($900,000).

The Bahama Yellow 1970 DBS was driven by Roger Moore in theBritish TV series "The Persuaders." Besides the celebrity claim to fame, it is also quite the car. Underhood, a 4.0-liter engine produces 280 horsepower, and is mated to afive-speed manual transmission. With a 0-60 mph time of 7.1 seconds, it wasdefinitely a quick car for its time. The auctioned car comes with Roger Mooreand Tony Curtis’s autographs inside the trunk lid.

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