A bid of £320,000 was not enough to win the Aston Martin thought to be responsible for the iconic brand bcoming the car of choice for James Bond.
Talks are now thought to be ongoing between the 1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4’s owner and the highest bidder after the car went under the hammer at the Blenheim Palace event. The iconic Aston Martin was among 91 classic cars and 90 motorcycles being auctioned at the palace grounds, in Woodstock, on Saturday.
The DB 2/4 belonged to a neighbour of Bond author Ian Fleming and is thought to be what inspired him to switch his fictional secret agent into a DBIII in the novel Goldfinger. That evolved in to the DB5 being used in the film of the same name.
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8:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
ROAD safety campaigners say they are “astonished” that drivers with as many as 51 points on their licences are still allowed on the county’s roads.
9:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
YOUNGSTERS at an Oxfordshire primary school could finally be able to tuck into their hot dinners in a dining hall after the Prime Minister came to their aid.
8:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
BAYS in Frideswide Square will be “tweaked” after bus companies complained they were too small to safely accommodate vehicles.
6:30am Saturday 28th November 2015
IT HAS called Cowley Road home for the past 90 years, but on Monday family-run Oxford timber merchant W G Powell will close its doors for the last time.
6:00am Saturday 28th November 2015
ALL over Oxfordshire thousands of older people are fighting one of the cruellest but hardest-to-spot maladies of all: loneliness.
12:09pm Friday 27th November 2015
TWO men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Kerry Reeves, 26, in Abingdon earlier this month.