On Oct. 31, Sir Sean Connery passed away at the age of 90. The Scottish cultural icon moved to Nassau in the Bahamas in the early 1990s, which is where he went in his sleep, surrounded by his family.
Sir Connery is mostly known for being the first movie actor to play British secret agent 007, only to then become James Bond for another six movies of the franchise.
With his natural charm and masculine charisma, Connery’s Bond soon turned Aston Martin DB5s into highly expensive collectibles, pushing Aston Martin to a point where it’s making track-only continuation cars at $3.5 million a pop. Read the rest of this store at The Drive.
Toyota 2000GT (MF10) Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation and Yamaha Motor Corporation (joint project) Production 1967-1970 (351 produced) Assembly Japan: Iwata, Shizuoka (Yamaha Motors) Designer Class Sports car/ grand tourer Body style Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive Engine Power output 150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW) (3M) 140 PS (138 hp; 103
More Sean Connery Tributes
THE COMPLETE 007 GARAGE Sean Connery Dr. No (1962): Sunbeam Alpine – £7,000 From Russia With Love (1963): Bentley Mark IV – £1,000,000 Goldfinger (1964): Aston Martin DB5 – £1,000,000 Thunderball (1965): Aston Martin DB5 – £1,000,000 You Only Live Twice (1967): Toyota 2000GT – £300,000 Diamonds Are Forever (1971):
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However, while Connery hasn’t made Aston Martins any better or worse, his height of 6 feet, 2 inches did call for a pair of unique 2000GTs made by Toyota specifically for the 1967 movie adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel You Only Live Twice. One of those movie cars now lives in the Toyota Automobile Museum, being the rarest version of Japan’s first proper sports car.