The brazen daytime theft final month of a invaluable 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, the traditional mannequin so acquainted to James Bond followers, has prompted a U.Ok.-wide attraction for info and a £1,000 ($1,320) reward for its restoration.
The DB5 Vantage coupe was stolen July 18 whereas parked on a residential road within the Wilmslow space of Cheshire, in keeping with AX, an anti-fraud and theft specialist. The automotive is valued at greater than $1 million.
The Aston Martin DB5 achieved icon standing when one geared up with an array of spy gizmos was featured within the 1960s Hollywood movie Goldfinger starring Sean Connery as 007. A DB5 was later proven in Casino Royale pushed by the fictional British spy portrayed by Daniel Craig.
“This is a highly unusual theft in broad daylight and one we felt is of national significance,” Neil Thomas, director of Investigative Services at AX, mentioned in a information launch. “Old and young people alike have an affiliation with this classic motor which will forever be synonymous with James Bond.
“This vehicle certainly stands out and we are keen to preserve a little piece of British history and hope for its safe return.”
This DB5, chassis quantity DB5/2058/R, is a performance-enhanced Vantage mannequin, its 4.0-liter inline-6 engine producing 314 horsepower. Just 65 Vantage coupes have been produced within the whole run of 1,023 DB5s.
Anyone with details about the lacking Aston Martin ought to contact AX on its particular dedicated website.