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MOVIE USED CAR MAKES AUCTION MONEY

The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot in Matera, Italy.
The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot
in Matera, Italy.

(FOX NEWS) – Bond is coming to the rescue again. At least his
car is.
An Aston Martin DB5
used during the making of the
latest 007
installment, "No Time to Die," has been auctioned
for over $3 million to raise money for charity.

The car is a replica that was built by Aston Martin to be identical
to the iconic 1964 car that Bond first drove in "Goldfinger."

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Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."
Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."

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AMERICA’S FINEST LOW-PRICED CAR IN 1940

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Pontiac was named after the famous
Ottawa chief (below),
who had also given his name to the city of
Pontiac,
Michigan
, where the car was produced.


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                  Chief Pontiac (Ottawa leader)
                    (c. 1714/20 – April 20, 1769)

           

                   The first logo of Pontiac was
                   launched in 1926 and featured 
                   the native American chief.


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FIRST SOLAR-POWERED CAR DEMONSTRATED

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On August 31, 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corp.
(GM) demonstrated his 15-inch-long “Sunmobile,” the world’s first
solar-powered automobile, at the General Motors Powerama auto
show held in
Chicago, Illinois.

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IT BECAME OLDSMOBILE ON THIS DAY

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Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864 – August 26, 1950)

Olds of Lansing, Michigan was a pioneer of the American
automotive industry
who founded Olds Motors Works—
which would later become Oldsmobile—on August 21, 1897.

 He claimed to have built his first steam car as early as 1887
and his
first gasoline-powered car in 1896.

The modern assembly line and its basic concept is credited
to Olds, who
used it to build the first
mass-produced auto, 
the
Oldsmobile Curved Dash
, beginning in 1901. 

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“HELL’S CHARIOT” GOES UP FOR AUCTION

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(Fox News) – It is a piece of Hollywood memorabilia that has new meaning.

One of the famous cars from the film "Grease" is coming up for
auction at the Mecum Auctions event in Monterey, California, on
August 20.

The black custom 1949 Mercury known as "Hell’s Chariot" was
raced by the villain, Crater Face, against Danny Zuko’s "Greased Lightning" down the Los Angeles River culvert in one of the film’s
most iconic scenes (below).

    
   

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