How much is the Aston Martin DB5 stunt car from ‘No Time to Die’ expected to auction for?
Fans and collectors have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of 007 through a charity auction to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of James Bond.
It’s been six decades since Ian Fleming’s iconic British spy took to the silver screen for the first time. To celebrate the event Christie’s and EON Productions are holding a two-part charity auction of “posters and props to costumes and experiences, this sale offers one-of-a-kind memorabilia bound to impress fans.”
In total there will be 60 lots, 25 at the live sale and 35 in the online auction, spanning the 25 Bond films. The headliner for the live auction will be the iconic silver birch Aston Martin DB5 stunt car from ‘No Time to Die’ expected to fetch a pretty penny.
Estimates for the sale of ‘No Time to Die’ Aston Martin DB5
“Externally it looks exactly like the DB5 that we all associate with James Bond,” Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private and iconic collections at Christie’s as well head of the James Bond sale, told Reuters. “Internally (it’s) a completely different beast to be capable of all the incredible stunts and the driving that they did in Matera.”
The Aston Martin DB5 was built specifically to perform dynamic stunts during the filming of ‘No Time To Die’ featured in the opening chase sequence through Matera, Italy. The only one of eight replicas built for the movie to go on sale to the public, Christie’s estimates that the custom stunt car will fetch between £1.5 million to £2 million, roughly $1.6 million and $2.2 million.
However, the final price the purchaser will pay doesn’t include Christie’s buyer’s premium. Nor the expenses that will be needed to “convert this vehicle from a collector’s item to a roadworthy vehicle.”
All the proceeds from the sale will go to The Prince’s Trust, The Special Air Service Regimental 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).
Other items on the block at the 60th Anniversary of James Bond charity auction
Many of the 25 lots at the 60th Anniversary of James Bond live auction are related to the 25th Bond film, ‘No Time To Die.’ But the final six will represent each of the six actors that have played the suave British spy: Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Part one of the charity auction will be held 28 September in London at Christie’s and is by invite only but can be followed live online. The items include vehicles, watches, props and costumes, some of those worn by the film’s cast members such as Rami Malek as villain Safin and Lashana Lynch as 007 agent Nomi. There is also an five-night stay at the Fleming Villa at Goldeneye estimated to go for between £30,000 and £50,000.
The online auction began 15 September and bidding will run through 5 October, James Bond Day, the date of the world premiere in 1962 for the first film ‘Dr. No’. The second part of the charity auction will feature 35 lots spanning the 25 films. Items can be viewed during business hours and bidding will be open until 2pm BST 5 October.
How to bid or watch the 60th Anniversary of James Bond charity auction
Bidding for the live auction 28 September will kick off at 7pm BST. While the in-person event at Christie’s London is by invite only, those who wish follow the auction can watch the live stream online.
Bids can be made by fans and collectors worldwide using the Christie’s LIVE online and mobile live-bidding platform, via telephone bidding, or by leaving an absentee bid.