James Bond cars go up for auction with costumes and sets from other series

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Here’s your chance Really drive what 007 drove. On September 28, Christie’s will auction 60 pieces from EON Productions’ extensive archives, including costumes, sets, and because this is Automatic blog, cars! Much of the Sixty Years of James Bond collection up for auction are pieces used during the filming of “There is no time for death,” but there are a few other notable elements from previous films. The 60 tracks coincide with the 60th anniversary of the film franchise.

Among the cars is one of seven Aston Martin DB5 replica stunts built specifically for the film, with plenty of damage done during the pre-credits sequence. It also appears to be one of the stunt cars with Gatling gun mounts behind the headlights (you can read more about the team behind the stunts here). Since it’s a replica and a stunt car, it doesn’t have a full DB5 interior. However, being a replica and a stunt car, it also has a 3.2 liter inline six from an E46 BMW M3. Now this is an amalgamation of my personal tastes if ever there was one. Its price estimate is between 1.5 million and 2 million pounds sterling, or about $1.84 million and $2.46 million. Proceeds from each batch will go to various charities.

The other auction cars driven by 007 in the film include 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 that Timothy Dalton drove in “The Living Daylights“it’s actually a different car, made obvious by the fact that its model is six years before Mr. Dalton first donned the tuxedo. Also included in the auction are stunt vehicles used by villains (we really need to talk about the money in JLR’s hands after doing all that work with Spectre), including a Range Rover Sport SVR, a Land Rover Defender 110 and Jaguar XF. There’s also a Triumph Scrambler motorcycle used on set, as well as a new special edition 007 60th Anniversary Land Rover Defender 110 V8 not used in the film.

The only auctioned vehicles from older movies include a Q Boat from “The world is not enough” (I guess EON still has two of these), 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 it, ride around Portland in it and no one would bat an eye).

In addition to the cars, there are a number of suits, tuxedos and clothes that have been warned over the years by Daniel Craig (including the regular navy uniform from the end of “There is no time for death“), plus a tuxedo worn by Timothy Dalton in “License to kill“, and costumes worn by Christophe Waltz (“Ghost“), Javier Bardem (“Skyfall“) and Rami Malek (“There is no time for deathAlso included are two of the series’ most memorable dresses: one worn by Ana de Armas in “There is no time for death“and Barbara Bach’s other in”The Spy Who Loved Me.”

Notable props include Primo’s bionic eyeball and various watches from “There is no time for death”, the watch that M uses to escape her captorsThe world is not enough“, a dragon statue from “Skyfall”, a giant Aztec skeleton puppet from theGhost,” a menu used in “Thunderball” and one of the replica Faberge eggs from “OctopusOr is it real? Either way, don’t break it.

There are also some signed scores, scripts and clapperboards, as well as some 007-related experiences.

Most of the key pieces will be auctioned live on September 28th, while a second part will be held exclusively online from September 15th to October 5th.

And if you’re interested in seeing more James Bond cars and vehicles, the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles is running its Bond in Motion exhibit through October. You can also check out our list of the 25 James Bond movies ranked by their cars alone.

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