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World’s most famous car to fetch up to $6m at auction

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A car dubbed the world's most famous will be up for auction later this year, it has been announced.

This particular 1965 Aston Martin DB5 was ordered by Eon Productions, the company behind Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball.

It was not used in the films but for promotional events for Thunderball in the US. It was sold in 1969 after the film company had finished with it.

The car was most recently sold in 2006 for just over $2m (£1.6m).

It had not been restored then so is expected to fetch between $4m (£3.1m) and $6m (£4.7m) when it is auctioned in California on 15 August.

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There is a Browning .30 calibre machine gun in each fender, tyre slashers on its wheel hubs and a bulletproof rear screen.

This car's gadgets were designed and built to function repeatedly on command, as they do today, the auctioneer says.

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