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Famed James Bond car stolen in Florida

HDN | 6/25/1997 12:00:00 AM |

Reuters Boca Raton,Fla.- Thieves have stolen James Bond's 1963 Aston Martin from a Florida airport hangar and may hope to sell it to a private collector, police said. Even in this well-to-do seaside city where luxury imported cars dot the roads, the flashy silver roadster with right-hand drive, machine guns, bullet-proof windows and ejection seat would likely be easily spotted. "We suspect that it could be for a private collection of some sort," Boca Raton police spokeswoman Lori Croy said.

Reuters

Boca Raton,Fla.- Thieves have stolen James Bond's 1963 Aston Martin from a Florida airport hangar and may hope to sell it to a private collector, police said.

Even in this well-to-do seaside city where luxury imported cars dot the roads, the flashy silver roadster with right-hand drive, machine guns, bullet-proof windows and ejection seat would likely be easily spotted.

"We suspect that it could be for a private collection of some sort," Boca Raton police spokeswoman Lori Croy said. "It wouldn't be a vehicle you could drive on the road without being noticed."

The Aston Martin DB5, used by 007 in early Bond movies such as "Goldfinger," was purloined from a hangar at a Boca airfield early last week by thieves who cut the alarm and a padlock and eluded security officers in the middle of the night, police said.

It was clear that the thieves were looking for that car, investigators said. A storage unit in nearby Delray Beach, where the Aston had once been stored, was broken into a few days before the theft.

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