Bonhams Aston Martin Auction Has the James Bond Fever

Those of you who are fans of the notorious fictional character from the James Bond film series will soon get the chance to get closer into the role of the MI6 agent thanks to Bonhams’ next Aston Martin auction on May 21st.Identical replicas of two of Bond's most iconic Aston Martins, from 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and 'Living Daylights', are included on the list.

The project of replicating the two Bond cars was entrusted to the Works Service in 2008. The DBS that was used in On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the car that Bond's wife Tracey is killed in, only a few hours after their marriage. The replica in this auction is expected to fetch £50,000-70,000. The second Bond car is a replica of the V8 Volante used in Living Daylights and is estimated at £70,000-100,000.

Buyers will also be able to view over the steering wheel from the 1964 DB5 that Bond drove in Goldfinger (£2,500-3,500), a 21cm prop stunt knife used by Halle Berry in Die Another Day (£400-600) and Bond's Walther P99 back-up pistol used during the filming of Die Another Day (£300-500).

"Since our inaugural sale with the Factory in 2000 we have seen ever increasing levels of interest in the marquee. It is hard to believe that this annual sale has seen us handle close to 500 Aston Martins totalling some £30million,"
said James Knight, Group Head and Managing Director of the Bonhams Motoring department.

"We have seen the prices of Heritage DB models double over the last 12 years, showing their investment potential. We are now seeing the other Heritage models, particularly V8 cars, steadily starting to rise further in value. These examples, along with others in the sale are sure to confirm this and would be a great addition to any collection,"
added Director of Aston Martin Works Service and Parts Operations, Kingsley Riding-Felce.
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