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This is your chance to For real drive what 007 drove. On September 28, Christie’s will auction 60 pieces from EON Productions’ extensive archives, including costumes, props, and since this Autoblog, cars! Much of the Sixty Years of James Bond collection up for auction are pieces used in the filming of “No time to die“, but there are some other notable items from past films. The 60 pieces coincide with the film franchise’s 60th anniversary.
Among the cars is one of seven Aston Martin DB5 replica stunt cars built especially for the movie, complete with a lot of damage taken during the pre-credits sequence. It also appears to be one of the stunt cars equipped with Gatling gun mounts behind the headlights (you can read more about the team behind the stunts here). Since it is a replica and stunt car, it does not have a full DB5 interior. However, since it is a replica and stunt car, it also has a 3.2-litre inline six from an E46 BMW M3. That’s an amalgamation of my personal taste if there ever was one. The estimated price is between £1.5 million and £2 million, or about $1.84 million and $2.46 million. Proceeds from each ticket go to various charities.
The other cars in the auction driven by 007 in the film are an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and one that is particularly close to my heart, a 1981 Aston Martin V8. Although it appears to be the same car used by Timothy Dalton was controlled in “The Living Daylights“It’s actually a different car, which is made clear by the fact that the model year is six years for the first time Mr. Dalton stepped into the tuxedo. Also included in the auction are stunt vehicles used by bad guys (we have to really talking about the blood money on JLR’s hands after doing all this stuff with Specter) including a Range Rover Sport SVR, a Land Rover Defender 110 and Jaguar XF. There’s also a Triumph Scrambler motorcycle used in the filming, plus a new special edition 007 60th Anniversary Land Rover Defender 110 V8 not used in the movie.
The only vehicles up for auction from previous films are a Q Boat from “The world is not enough(I’m guessing EON has a few more), the cello case from “The Living Daylights(yes that counts as a vehicle), and a Day of the Dead parade bike from “Ghost(I could buy that, drive it around Portland and nobody would turn a blind eye).
In addition to cars, there are a number of suits, tuxedos, and outfits that have been warned over the years by Daniel Craig (including the naval tactical outfit from late “No time to die“), plus a tuxedo worn by Timothy Dalton in “License to Kill,” and costumes worn by Christophe Waltz (“Ghost“), Javier Bardem (“skyfall“) and Rami Malek (“No time to dieTwo of the series’ most memorable dresses are also included: one worn by Ana de Armas in “No time to die“and the other from Barbara Bach in”The spy who loved me.”
Notable props include Primo’s bionic eyeball and several watches from “No time to die,” the clock M uses to escape her captors in “The world is not enough,” a dragon statue from “skyfall,” a giant Aztec skeleton doll from “Ghost,” a menu used in “Thunderball,” and one of the Faberge egg replicas of “octopussy. Or is it a real one? Anyway, don’t smash it.
There’s also some autographed sheet music, scripts, and clapperboards, plus a few 007-related experiences.
Most of the main pieces will be auctioned live on September 28, while a second part will take place online exclusively between September 15 and October 5.
And if you’d like to see more James Bond cars and vehicles, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will be holding its Bond in Motion exhibit through October. You can also check out our list of all 25 James Bond movies, listed by cars only.