Bond: James Bond’s exciting Aston Martin DB5 could fetch £1.5m at London auction

A silver birch Aston Martin DB5, one of eight replicas made for the 25th James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’, will go under the hammer next month as part of a special James Bond charity auction, marking the 60th anniversary of the films.

This is the only exciting DB5 to go on sale, with the Bond collector’s final prize set to fetch between £1.5 million and £2 million. Proceeds will go to support The Prince’s Trust and the Prince of Wales Charitable Trust for charities helping current and former members of the UK’s three intelligence agencies and Special Forces.

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Lot 22 – Green dial encrusted with Swarovski crystals and gold-plated prop egg

Also, at the auction of a 1981 Aston Martin V8, one of three cars modified specifically for No Time To Die; Special Edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera No Time To Die 007; Jaguar XF and Tom Ford two-piece dinner suit with Crockett & Jones shoes worn by Daniel Craig, among other memorabilia from the movie.

Sixty, sixty years of James Bond
Sixty Years of James Bond will be a two-part charitable sale to be held by Christie’s and EON Productions – a live, invite-only auction taking place September 28 and an online sale open from September 15 to October 5. Lots of cars, watches, costumes, and props associated with the 25th No Time To Die movie, while the online sale will include 35 items covering the 25 movies with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences.

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Collection 55 – Limited Edition Michael Kors Bancroft Leather Bag Used by Naomi Harris as Moneypenny

Key highlights of the online sale include the sheet music Live and Let Die signed by Sir Paul McCartney, a limited edition Michael Kors bag from the Bancroft leather collection used in No Time To Die; a complete collection of works by Ian Fleming; The clapperboard Skyfall signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and Javier Bardem and the watch with the nuclear positioning card used by Dame Judi Dench in The World Is Not Enough.

James Bond special
The live auction will also include six unique pieces chosen to represent six different Bond actors: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Each item will be sold to a charitable organization personally selected by the respective representatives or their property.

Collection 26 - Complete collection of works by Ian Fleming, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author's birth © Harry Bensonagencies

Collection 26 – Complete collection of works by Ian Fleming, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth © Harry Benson

For example, proceeds from the sale of the Sir Sean Connery plot, which includes a five-night stay at Villa Fleming in GoldenEye and a reproduction of the Berkeley Mather annotated work screenplay for James Bond’s first film, Dr. No, I will go to The Scottish Youth Film Foundation . Proceeds from the sale of a Swarovski-encrusted, gold-plated prop egg used in the Octopussy (“Sir Roger Moore” piece) will be donated to the UNICEF Children’s Emergency Fund.

Collection 21 - A set of two limited-edition OMEGA 50th Anniversary Her Majesty's Secret Service automatic wristwatches, presented in a fitted case signed by Bond actor George Lazenby.agencies

Collection 21 – A set of two limited-edition OMEGA 50th Anniversary Her Majesty’s Secret Service automatic wristwatches, presented in a fitted case signed by Bond actor George Lazenby.

The pre-sale exhibition will be on display to the public at Christie’s in London from September 15-28. Free admission. A full list of items up for auction is available at christies.com/james-bond.

Bond for good
This isn’t the first time that James Bond fans and collectors have united for charity. In 2012, Christie’s and EON Productions presented “50 Years of James Bond – The Auction” which raised a total of $264,442 for charity. In 2014, the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger’s world premiere, a one-of-a-kind 24-karat gold-plated replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 and other Bond memorabilia fetched $222,847.

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