James Bond’s Aston Martin Raises £2.9 Million At Charity Auction
The Aston Martin DB5 and two other stunt cars raised over £3.5 Million in total
We have already covered the Sixty Years Of James Bond In Film and their partnership with The Macallan Whisky, so be sure to read that linked here if you have missed it. Now three iconic Aston Martin vehicles were auctioned off at the Sixty Years Of James Bond Charity Auction and one of them alone went for £2.9 (MYR15) Million!
This stunt car of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, donated by Aston Martin Lagonda, featured in the 2021 movie “No Time To Die” and managed to raise £2,922,000 at Christie’s in London benefiting The Prince’s Trust and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund’s in support of charities assisting the Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces.
This specific Aston Martin DB5 is one of only eight exclusive models specifically engineered for the aforementioned movie with each of the models being uniquely modified for their individual roles. Moreover, this particular model features fully operational gadgets like the rotating digital number plate, retractable headlights, pop-out machine guns and firing prop bomblets. Safe to say the new owner of this car is going to be very happy for a very long time with all these toys to play with.
Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman, said “Aston Martin is incredibly proud to be part of James Bond’s DNA and we are delighted to celebrate this 60th anniversary with the sale of a truly unique Aston Martin model that we created for No Time To Die. It is fantastic that the sale of this special car will now hugely benefit several good causes which are close to our heart, playing our own part in the long-standing tradition of the James Bond franchise supporting charitable causes.”
Also featured at the auction were a 1981 Aston Martin V8, donated by EON Productions and driven by Daniel Craig in the James Bond film, “No Time To Die”. This prolific model was the fastest four-seat production car of its day and Britain’s first true supercar as well. So the new owner literally has a piece of history with them now.
The last but certainly not the least car auctioned was an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 edition, one of only twenty five which the British luxury Marque built to celebrate it’s inclusion in the film. This car raised £403,200 and is by far our favourite because of its unique signed plaque.
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