Christie’s Sixty Years of James Bond auction starts tomorrow

Christie’s Sixty Years of James Bond auction starts tomorrow

This autumn, Christie’s and EON Productions are delighted to present Sixty Years of James Bond, an official two-part charity sale celebrating the 60th Anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen. Featuring 60 iconic lots spanning the 25 Bond films, proceeds from the live and online auctions will be donated to benefit 45 charities. 


The live auction features 25 lots comprising vehicles, watches, costumes and props many of which are related to the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, with the final six lots offered representing each of the six actors who have played Bond: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Headlining the sale is the iconic silver birch Aston Martin ‘DB5’ — the only DB5 stunt car from No Time To Die to be released for public sale. Up for auction in London on 28 September, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Bond.


Open for bidding between the 15 September until James Bond Day on 5 October, the online sale features 35 lots spanning the 25 films. From posters and props to costumes and experiences, this sale offers one-of-a-kind memorabilia bound to impress fans of the iconic British spy.

Lots include:

NO TIME TO DIE ASTON MARTIN REPLICA DB5, STUNT CAR


Estimate GBP 1,500,000 – GBP 2,000,000

Colour: Silver Birch
Engine: Modern (non-Aston Martin) 3.2 litre straight-six cylinder engine and powertrainTransmission: 6 speed manual
Chassis: Custom-made space frame chassis
Suspension: Modern rallycross suspension (to allow film stunt performance)
Height: 1349 mm.
Width: 1692 mm. (including mirrors)
Length: 4577mm.
Wheelbase: 2489 mm.

"There are few greater synergies in the world of film-making than that between James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5. Aston Martin is part of Bond’s DNA."
Michael G. Wilson, producer

This Aston Martin DB5 stunt car is one of only eight built specifically for James Bond and is to date the only DB5 stunt car to be released for public sale by Aston Martin and EON Productions. Aston Martin has been associated with the James Bond franchise for over fifty years and has featured in thirteen films to date. The DB5 stunt car was exclusively engineered and handcrafted for No Time To Die (2021). All the DB5 stunt cars were modified in different ways for use, this car being one of a few to include the bespoke No Time To Die gadgets and mocked-up side panel damage

In the film, the DB5 stunt car features in an exciting opening chase sequence, driven by James Bond (Daniel Craig), with Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) at his side, through Matera, Italy. The DB5 stunt car demonstrates its incredible dynamic capabilities as the pair drive at high speed through the town in an attempt to shake off their pursuers. The Matera chase sequence features heavily in No Time To Die, with James Bond deploying the gadget-laden motor’s hidden machine guns

The DB5 stunt car features a modern 3.2-litre straight 6 petrol engine alongside a manual gearbox to maximise the dynamic capability of the stunt car. The body panels are all carbon fibre, while the handcrafted interior has also been made using carbon fibre and features cut down sport Tillett stunt seats. The dash was created through an innovative 3D printing technique, featuring an original DB5 type steering wheel and chronograph dials which are aesthetically sympathetic to an original DB5

The DB5 stunt car suspension and braking system are completely bespoke and were uniquely engineered by Aston Martin Special Projects. Guided by special effects supervisor Chris Corbould with regard to what was expected of the car on set, the Aston Martin Special Projects team then developed a completely new suspension and braking system which made the car capable of its incredible stunt performances.


This vehicle was built specifically to perform dynamic stunts during the filming of No Time To Die.
             

SOLD BY ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA LIMITED, WHO WILL DONATE THEIR ENTIRE PROCEEDS FROM THIS LOT, IF SOLD, TO THE PRINCE’S TRUST, THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION, THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE ASSOCIATION, THE SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION AND THE PRINCE OF WALES’S CHARITABLE FUND (IN SUPPORT OF CHARITIES ASSISTING STAFF AND FORMER STAFF FROM THE UK’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES)


 


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