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An Aston Martin DBS as driven by 007 in the most recent Bond film, Quantum of Solace, is being sold for charity at Christie’s “50 Years of James Bond – The Auction” on Friday 5 October 2012.
Daniel Craig drove the 2008 DBS while playing the part of James Bond during the 22nd movie in the 007 franchise. The Aston, which starred in the opening sequence, is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000.
This particular DBS is one of seven examples that were used during filming. Two of the cars – one with ‘continuity damage’ – are currently on display at the Bond in Motion exhibition at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
It’s unclear how many DBSs survived filming however, and as a result, how many are now under private ownership. So this is potentially a very important piece of 007 memorabilia.
The 5 October auction takes place exactly 50 years to the day after the very first Bond film, Dr No, had its world premier in London in 1962. The Aston is being sold by Christie’s amongst a collection of other lots relating to the British spy.
Boasting 510hp from its 6.0-litre V12 engine, 007’s most recent automotive sidekick will hit 62mph from rest in 4.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 191mph.
The auction occurs not long before the release of the 23rd Bond movie, Skyfall, which gets its first screenings in the UK on the 26 October 2012.
All proceeds from the sale of the DBS will go towards the Bernado’s charity.
Picture credit: Christie’s Images Ltd
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