Friday, 3 September 2021

The Mystery About The Most Famous Aston Martin In The World,

might soon be solved,

photograph credit Zayne / MovieStillsDB, the launch of a new podcast, The Most Famous Car In The World, has renewed interest in the disappearance of James Bond’s missing Aston Martin D5B. The mystery, which has stumped investigators for nearly 25 years, may finally be solved, thanks to a recent tip, the vehicle in question was driven by Sean Connery in 1964’s Goldfinger. It was purchased in 1986 for $275,000 and insured by its owner, real estate developer Anthony Pugliese III, for $4.2 million. On June 19, 1997, it was stolen from an aircraft hangar at Florida’s Boca Raton Airport, the Most Famous Car In The World is hosted by actress Elizabeth Hurley, best known for her role in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The eight-episode podcast aims to re-open the original case file, re-examine evidence, and look into pre-existing theories, “I’m a huge fan of James Bond, so I’m excited to share this fascinating heist story,” Hurley said. “I hope this podcast will intrigue 007 fans everywhere and help shine a light on the mystery and see the Goldfinger Aston Martin D5B returned after all this time.”

the Aston Martin D5B used in Goldfinger, photograph credit Heritage Images / Getty Images, the investigation is being led by Art Recovery International CEO Christopher A. Marinello. The firm tracks down valuable goods for insurance companies, including items looted by the Nazis. According to Marinello, the missing Aston Martin would be his “Holy Grail,” and he’s hoping a $100,000 reward for information will result in its recovery, in an interview with The Telegraph, Marinello claimed to have received a promising tip regarding the Aston Martin D5B’s current location. According to the article, the car’s VIN number was recently spotted, and it is believed to currently be a part of a private collection in the Middle East, Marinello claims the current owner owns some 4,000 vehicles and is one of the world’s top car collectors. He refuses to publicly name the country in which they live, other than it is located in the Middle East, “There are major automobile collectors in those countries, and I have intelligence that the car would be in one of them and many have even travelled between them,” he said. “I’m hopeful that the possessor will come forward voluntarily before I have to make an announcement. It’s my policy to give possessors of stolen and looted objects every opportunity to do the right thing, “I don’t believe the current possessor knew the car was stolen when he or she acquired it,” he continued. “Now they do know, I think they should make every effort to have a discreet, confidential discussion about how we clear the title to this iconic vehicle.” so who knows? the mystery James Bond car might be up for auction some time soon, now where did I put my cheque book?


jpo5626 said...

Stan-James Bond….he left his mark on our whole generation. What ever happened to that wonderful level of lifestyle that existed when the movies were released. Just like the wonderful car that everyone loved…gone by the wayside. The world is far more complicated today and I wonder how James Bond would cope with modern day things like Covid 19, dam electric cars, etc I guess he would have to wear a face mask while waiting at the EV charging station prior to his high speed getaway! I miss those days when less people and more quality existed. Guess we were lucky to at lease experience the times before the world went to hell in a hand basket….whoops Alley reminds me to keep a positive prospective on things but hard to once you benchmark current world against the times James Bond lived in….those were the days.!!!!! Money Penny was a jewel along with Q.
John & Alley

PattayaStan said...

Dear John and Alley, those were the days indeed! now regrettably long lost, and as time marches on soon to be forgotten, looking at what is happening in the world today it is difficult to keep positive, for myself I will just keep taking the tablets! best regards, Stan and Diana.