By Denna Bowman
While not exactly the stuff of a Bond movie, the theft of three tyres from a £175,000 Aston Martin is still a daring crime – since they had to be removed from the car while it was parked on a Mayfair street.
The gorgeous, curvy Aston Martin DBS was left propped up on a few bricks after having three tyres and their alloys stolen.
It would appear that the daring thieves may have been rumbled as they started taking off the fourth tyre in London’s exclusive Eaton Square in Mayfair and made a hasty exit.
They fled the scene leaving the car with bricks underneath its chassis and a mangled jack poking out of one side.
The bill for the incident has been estimated by an Aston Martin expert as being potentially £30,000, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Replacing the wheels and tyres alone could cost up to £4,500, the body repair work might be £3,500 and the damage that has almost certainly been done to the brake pads by not being suspended above the ground could cost £20,000 to repair.
The DBS made its debut in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, with George Lazenby playing the infamous 007, then the new version of the car was back on the silver screen for Daniel Craig’s first outing as the agent in the hit 2006 movie Casino Royale.
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