Bond auction to sell Aston Martin

Bond auction to sell Aston Martin

One of the famous Aston Martins driven by James Bond is going up for sale next month at an auction to mark 50 years of 007.

The 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe, which appeared in the opening scenes of Quantum of Solace, should cost around £100,000 to £150,000 when it is auctioned off on October 5. All of the proceeds from that particular lot will go to Barnardo's children's charity.

The auction, to take place at Christie's in South Kensington, will feature a range of much cheaper lots as well, and auction house director Nicolette Tomkinson hopes there will be something for all Bond fans.

"James Bond is much-loved by a truly international fan-base and we hope to make memorabilia from the 23 Bond films accessible to all," she said.

"A broad spectrum of prices will be covered within the auction, with online lots selling without reserve and bids starting at only £50."

The Bond memorabilia sale will also include tarot cards used by Jane Seymour's character Solitaire in Live and Let Die and a belt with a golden bullet buckle, which was worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun.

The auction is just one of a host of celebrations on October 5, which has been declared Global James Bond Day and will mark 50 years from the world premiere of Dr No in London. A film retrospective is also being held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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