James Bond cars sold at Christie’s auction
To celebrate 60 years of the James Bond film franchise, the production EON is partnering with auction house Christie’s. They offer a selection of props and vehicles to be used during filming, with the money raised going to charity.
The James Bond film saga that began 60 years ago is set in the collective mind. To celebrate this anniversary, the production company EON has collaborated with Christie’s, one of the auction specialists, to organize a big event at the end of September.
The sale is organized in two parts. It has a total of 60 lots. The first episode, organized online from September 15. James Bond Day On October 5, it has 35 lots covering the 25 films: posters, costumes, sets… The second, organized by Christie’s and EON Productions, will take place on September 28 in London by invitation only. It offers 25 rewards, most notably from the last film in the saga that can last until death (He has no time to die) released in 2021. And among the lots presented by Christie, several vehicles were used during the filming of the film.
Several Land Rovers for sale
So, we find one of the pre-production Land Rover Defender 110s used for stunts like the chase between James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) and Safin Jenner (Rami Malek) in Norway. Powered by a 3.0 six-cylinder with over 400 hp; This black defender still bears the scars of his cinematic exploits and can’t beat his way. Rather, it should be viewed as a collector’s item. The price estimate is reasonably high, between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds (ie between 360,000 and 600,000 € approximately). Proceeds from the sale will go to the British Red Cross. One of the six Range Rover Sport SVRs used for the stunt (but less marked on the bodywork) is estimated at between £80,000 and £120,000.
The popular DB5 is also available.
Christie’s presents the legend of the British spy Aston Martin DB5… or at least the faithful replica used for renderings. This was especially used during the pre-credits opening scene, a chase through the streets of Matera, Italy. Specially designed with safety equipment and a few accessories such as headlight guns, the car is estimated at between 1.5 and 2 million pounds (1.8 and 2.4 million euros). A gray 2020 Jaguar XF, one of the cars used by Bond protesters, is up for sale on the streets of the Italian city. His starting bet is very reasonable, at around £50,000 or €59,800.
Among the Aston Martins on offer is one of three examples of the 1981 V8 used by Daniel Craig at Dying Chan. Cumberland’s gray icon is similar to the one used by Timothy Dalton in 1987’s Not Playing With Killing. It is estimated at 500,000 to 700,000 pounds or approximately 600,000 to 836,000 euros.
Two special “bond” issues were sold
A Defender V8 110 Bond EditionDesigned by SV Bespoke and offered for sale inspired by the Defenders features from Die Can Wait. The estimate is around £200,000 to £300,000 or €240,000 to €360,000. Only 300 copies of the Bond Edition are available worldwide and this one features the ’60 Years of Bond’ logo etched into the dashboard. This vehicle is of British specification, is typically homologated, and is being sold in aid of the Tusk Conservation Charity Fund.
Christie’s offers one of 20 copies DBS Superleggera “007 Edition”. This extremely limited series is signed by actress Lashana Lynch and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It is estimated at more than 300,000 pounds.
Photos: Courtesy of Christie’s / EON
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