A stolen Aston Martin used by James Bond has apparently been discovered in the Gulf Region, 25 years after it went missing. The Aston Martin DB5 is thought to be worth £18.5 million and was featured in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
The one-of-a-kind gadget-laden automobile was sold to a private collector in the mid-1980s. However, it was stolen in 1997 from a secure airport hangar in Florida. The Art Recovery International organisation has finally traced it down to the Middle East after verifying the car’s serial number and proving it is the one that went stolen.
The vehicle, which is estimated to be worth around £18.5million, is said to have been found somewhere in the Middle Easthttps://t.co/OtAfNmK9m2
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They’ve also stated that the automobile will most probably be in Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, or Saudi Arabia. The chief executive of Art Recovery International, Christopher Marinello, wants the car thief to come forward.
“I’m hopeful that the possessor will come forward voluntarily before I have to make an announcement,” Marinello told The Telegraph. “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. 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.”