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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
Looking for a new car? Ex-Tasmanian Government vehicles, most about two years old with 40,000km RACT Roadworthy Inspection with each vehicle (includes pre-registration certificate) Viewings and fixed price on Saturdays from 9am-2pm or Mondays from 8am Auctions every Tuesday at 11am 56 Sunderland Street, Derwent Park 6548C Buy with confidence at Pickles Auctions www.ract.com.au I spy Late last year, one of the silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5s driven by Sean Connery in the Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball went under the hammer in London and was snapped up by one lucky would-be spy for US$4.6 million. This car contains all the gadgetry (fake machine g uns, revolving number plates, smoke screen) installed at the Aston Martin factory and has under 50,000 kilometres on the clock. A US radio announcer bought the car from Aston Martin in 1969 for $14,000 with the prov iso that the company could retain access for promotional purposes. Fewer than 1000 DB5s were manufactured from 1963-65 – they retailed for a little over £4000. Saintly Volvo Before his role as James Bond, Roger Moore star red as Simon Templar in the 1960s T V ser ies, The Saint. Jaguar famously declined to provide an E-Type as Templar’s runabout but Volvo jumped at the opportunity to provide a white P1800, of which 40,000 were manufactured between 1961-73. Two cars were used in the series; one for studio shots, the other on the road. The show spawned a cult follow ing, sales of the car burgeoned and a 1960s motoring icon was born. Moore liked the car so much he bought one for himself. Smart Tiger The opening credits to the TV spy spoof Get Smart sees Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) come to an abrupt halt outside his place of employ in a sporty red convertible, to the tune of a catchy theme song. The car was a Sunbeam Tiger and the now defunct Rootes Group in the UK built 7000 of them between 1964 and 1967. With a V8 under the bonnet, the car was extremely powerful for such a small vehicle but Tigers are seldom seen on the road today. A boat, a plane and an automobile The 1920s-inf luenced fictional vintage racing car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was built in 1967 for the MGM film of the same name. All up, six cars were created for the film including one fully-functional road-going car, which has been in private ownership in England since the 1970s. In the movie, other variants of this automotive star enabled it to travel on water and to f ly. One was recently offered for sale for US$10 million. Opposite page: J oh n Len non's Rolls Royce. This page, from top : The Batmobile; Aston Martin DB5; Volvo P1800; Sun beam Tiger; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Martin Pettitt Karl Jonsson Brian Snelson BastiaanImages Karl Palutke Life on the move December 2011 / January 2012 37
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