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In “Goldfinger” James Bond also drove through Switzerland with the car number “LU 6789”. The license plate really does exist. It has been owned by a Lucerne resident for more than 20 years.

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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in the movie Goldfinger. The secret agent’s car has a rotating license plate. One of the signs that comes out is “LU 6789”.

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The car number «LU 6789» actually exists.  A Lucerne driving instructor redeemed them.

The car number «LU 6789» actually exists. A Lucerne driving instructor redeemed them. “It is a dream to have this number,” he says to 20 minutes.

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An Aston Martin DB5 was also on display at the premiere of the new Bond film “No Time to Die”.

An Aston Martin DB5 was also on display at the premiere of the new Bond film “No Time to Die”.

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  • André Wäfler from Lucerne has the “LU 6789” license number. In 1964, James Bond had this license plate on his Aston Martin DB5, among other things.

  • The driving instructor has had the number for around 20 years. Back then, he found the person with the license plate. Then it came to an exchange.

  • For the big James Bond fan it was a dream to own this license plate. Maybe he’ll even mount the sign on his own Aston Martin.

When André Wäfler drives his car on the streets of Lucerne, a touch of Bond, James Bond, floats through the air. The car number “LU 6789” belongs to the driving instructor from the canton of Lucerne. This license plate is one of several changing car numbers that the British secret agent mounted on his legendary Aston Martin DB5 in the film “Goldfinger” (1964).

“The car number is a unique relic”

Wäfler himself is a big James Bond fan. That’s why he deliberately looked for the number. “I knew that at some point I would see the number on the road,” the driving instructor told 20 Minuten. He then spoke to the woman who had the car number. «We kept loose contact. It then developed from this in such a way that we could exchange car numbers with one another, ”says Wäfler.

For the James Bond fan it is a dream to have this number: «It is a unique relic. Memorabilia from the films can be bought from time to time, but this license number can only be redeemed once. ” According to Wäfler, the Lucerne number is also the only James Bond car number that is actually on the road: “As far as I know, all other car numbers are fictitious.”

The sign is supposed to hang on an Aston Martin one day

Wäfler was asked again and again about his special license plate: “In the last five years, however, interest in license plates has flattened a little.” As «Zentralplus» reported, Wäfler would like to mount this famous number on its own Aston Martin at some point.

But it will probably not be the legendary Aston Martin DB5, which was already used by the original Bond Sean Connery and is also playing a role in the latest film “No Time to Die”. Wäfler gives the reason: “The DB5 is simply priceless.”

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