James Bond’s original Aston Martin DB5 on auction

James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will go under the hammer in London in October and is expected to fetch over $5 million, RM Auctions said.

It is the first time the distinctive silver-colored car has been available to the public to buy.

It is one of two, and the sole remaining, of the original “007” DB5s that appeared on screen with Sean Connery behind the wheel in “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball”.

The model comes complete with its “Q-Branch” gadgets including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen.

Several of the gadgets are fully operational, although the machine guns are not real.

Aston Martin loaned the car to EON Productions for the filming of the two movies, and after undergoing a promotional tour, was returned to the Lagonda factory.

American radio broadcaster Jerry Lee then convinced the factory to sell him the famous car for $12,000 in 1969, making him its only ex-factory owner.

It has remained in his possession and has rarely been seen publicly over the past 40 or so years.

The auction will take place in London October 27, 2010. Lee plans to use the proceeds from the sale for the Jerry Lee Foundation.