This Aston Martin MK III Prototype Was James Bond's Spy Mobile of Choice

A light-blue rarity that also raced in Monte Carlo.

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Petrolicious covers its latest car documentary, this time showcasing something truly remarkable and rare.

In 1984, classic car collector Dave Adams was supposed to acquire a convertible version of the 1957 Aston Martin MK III from a trusted dealer. Sadly, the dealer sold that car, but instead pointed him to this light blue MK III prototype. It was love at first sight, but Adams wasn’t too thrilled about the color. The purchase also came with a collection of documents including engineer reports citing all the improvements needed to produce the perfect version of the model. Generally, prototypes are scrapped due to its lack of marketability, but luckily this car was not only saved, but used to race the Grand Prix Circuit of the Monte Carlo. In addition, the 1957 Aston Martin MK III holds a special place in the world of James Bond. While actor Sean Connery drove a DB5 in the movies, it is actually a gadget-filled 1957 Aston Martin MK III that James Bond drives in Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger novel.

Explores Dave Adams’ serendipitous encounter with this timeless classic in the video above. If 80’s cars are more your thing, don’t miss the awesome Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16 Cosworth.

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