Bradley Walsh uses surprise past job to design James Bond-inspired supercar… it could be yours for eye-watering price
BRADLEY Walsh has made use of a surprising past job to design a James Bond-inspired supercar.
The luxury motor worked on by the TV star is now up for sale for an eye-watering price.
The actor and presenter, known to millions for his work on The Chase and Doctor Who, might seem an unlikely figure to be involved in car manufacturing.
However, it’s a little-known fact that, before bursting onto the silver screen, he trained an engineer.
A young Bradley even worked for Rolls-Royce while getting his showbiz career off the ground.
Back in 2021, the 63-year-old teamed up with BAE Vantare to whip up the 209mph motor.
And its design may be familiar to film fans, being based on the iconic Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery’s James Bond in the 1964 spy classic Goldfinger.
The vintage roadster was combined with its modern descendant the DB9 to create a brand new model for a limited run.
Sitting on the chassis of a 2005 DB9, it combines elements of the two Astons while incorporating cutting-edge tech.
It boasts the DB9’s throaty V12 engine and can hit 60mph from a standing start in just 4.7 seconds.
Inside, a classic-style plush leather trim and dial display is melded seamlessly with an interactive touchscreen infotainment system, providing ultimate convenience without compromising on luxury.
Only 10 were ever made and the very first is now set to be sold off.
But time is running out for eager collectors as it will go under the hammer in an auction run by Historics of Iver, Buckinghamshire, on November 25.
Michael Hodges, from Historics, said: “This car was Bradley Walsh’s idea.
“It had been his dream to drive an Aston Martin DB5 but he realised it wasn’t right for him because it was quite an old car.
“He wanted something a bit more modern but with the appearance of a classic DB5. He couldn’t find anything and so came up with this.”
He added that the “unique design” made it “extremely rare”.
It comes after a Ferrari dubbed the “holy grail” of collector cars sold for a record fee.
Meanwhile, the host of Wheeler Dealers was pulled over by “overzealous” cops while filming the beloved show.
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