Survey reveals favorite James Bond cars

October 15, 2012 12:00 AM

A survey conducted by Total Car Score asked James Bond fans to pick their favorite rides from the international mystery man's 50-year history.

An Aston Martin DB5, featured in the 1964 film Goldfinger, won the honor with an overwhelming 55 percent of the votes. Two other Aston Martin models, Quantum of Solace's DBS and Die Another Day's Vanquish, took second and third place with 20 percent and 10 percent of the votes, respectively.

"Based on the opinions of those we surveyed on Facebook, it seems the Aston Martin DB5 has everything that makes a Bond car a Bond car," said Karl Brauer, editor-in-chief of Total Car Score. "The DB5's sleek profile can stand on its own, but throw in oil jets, machine guns and an ejector seat and you're left with a Bond icon so powerful they've brought it back for the modern movies."

Fans picked the Aston Martin DBS as one of their favorite Bond vehicles, and it appears that one car buyer felt the same. The automobile was up for auction earlier this month, where it sold for more than $389,000, reports Businessweek. Despite its role in an intense car chase at the beginning of the film, vehicle maintenance had kept the Aston Martin in top condition and was the highest-selling item at the James Bond auction. 

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