Three million euros for James Bond’s Aston Martin
As is well known, 007 only goes on a hunt for criminals in a specially made vehicle. Fans with the wherewithal have the opportunity to bid on cars and other props from the films.
A Aston-Martin DB5 from the latest James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ has been sold at auction in London for around 3.26 million euros (2.92 million pounds).
The iconic car used in an action scene early in the action thriller was part of a auction, which was held for the 60th anniversary of the 007 films on Wednesday at the traditional auction house Christie’s. The proceeds of the auction benefit almost 50 aid organizations and charities.
Interested parties from Spain, the USA, Canada and Japan, among others, bid by telephone and Internet. An Aston Martin V8, the Bond actor Daniel Craig also starring in No Time To Die, went under the hammer in front of 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for approximately €704,000 (£630,000). In most cases, the estimated value was significantly exceeded. “This is incredible,” Wilson said after the two-hour event, overwhelmed while Broccoli fought back tears.
Watch, Fabergé egg and even a boat
In addition to several cars, an Omega watch worn by Craig (approx. €250,000), a replica Fabergé egg from “Octopussy” starring Roger Moore (approx. €366,000) and a boat from the film “The World Is Not Enough” were sold. auctioned with Pierce Brosnan (approx. 141,000 euros) for a good cause. It works on the internet Christies-Auction continues for a week with more than 30 more 007 props.
The first feature film about the famous secret agent, “James Bond – 007 is chasing Dr. No”, was released in cinemas on October 5, 1962. Various events are taking place around the 60th anniversary, including a concert with the music from the Bond films. Stars such as Dame Shirley Bassey (“Goldfinger “), Lulu (“The Man With The Golden Gun”) and the band Garbage (“The World Is Not Enough”) are expected at London’s Royal Albert Hall.