Christie’s and Eon Productions Auction James Bond Artifacts


Do you want to own the Aston Martin DB5 car of the world’s most stylish and famous British spy, James Bond?

You can bid on his car next month. International auctioneer Christie’s in London and EON Productions will hold a charity sale of James Bond film artifacts next month.

The six actors portraying the character of Bond are portrayed in different elements related to their films, including Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

The Aston Martin DB5 stunt car will be auctioned at the live auction on September 28, 2022 in London. It 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 starred in thirteen films to date.

The DB5 stunt car was exclusively designed and handcrafted for No Time to Die (2021). All DB5 stunt cars have been modified in different ways for use, with this car being one of the few to include the “No Time to Die” gimmicks and simulated side panel damage.

In the film, the DB5 stunt car features a thrilling chase sequence, driven by James Bond (Daniel Craig), with Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) at his side, through Matera, Italy. The DB5 stunt car demonstrates its incredible dynamic abilities as the duo speed through the city to shake off their pursuers.

James Bond also deploys the hidden machine guns of the gadget-laden engine in the film.

The DB5 stunt car is equipped with a modern 3.2 liter inline 6-cylinder petrol engine as well as a manual gearbox to maximize the dynamic capability of the stunt car. The body panels are all carbon fiber, while the handcrafted interior has been crafted from carbon fiber and includes Tillett sport stunt seats.

Guided by special effects supervisor Chris Corbould on what was expected of the car on set, the Aston Martin Special Projects team developed an all-new suspension and braking system that made the car capable of its incredible stunt performance.

However, the vehicle is being sold as a “non-racer” collectible and is being sold as seen, with sellers clearly indicating that it is not being sold as a means of transportation (it is not registered, approved or authorized) and has taken no guarantee as to its requirements in terms of technical control, quality and safety.

A lot of technical and formal legal work may go into converting this vehicle from a collector’s item to a roadworthy one.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Prince’s Trust and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. Christie’s will donate its entire buyer’s premium, less the costs incurred to sell the lot.

During the online auction (from September 15 until James Bond Day on October 5), items will be sold from 25 James Bond films, including vehicles, watches, posters, properties, costumes and other memorabilia related to the famous British spy loved around the world created by a renowned author. Ian Fleming.

The sale is to showcase sixty years of James Bond, an official two-part charity sale celebrating the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen.

The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 has an estimated price of between GBP 1,500,000 and 200,000 (£1.5-2.0 million) which, according to producer Michael G. Wilson, is “part of the DNA of Jump “.

Another popular item is the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE stunt bike. In the film No Time to Die (2021), James Bond (Daniel Craig) takes off with the bike for a chase through the streets, culminating in an epic jump into the square.

The Triumph Scrambler is being auctioned at an estimated price of between 20,000 and 30,000 GBP.
The Scrambler 1200 XE has been specially modified for the Italian action sequence.

“No Time To Die” stunt coordinator Lee Morrison said that first and foremost, as the stunt coordinator, he wanted to make sure they could pull off the action on that bike. Is he nimble and powerful enough to get the stunt guys to do what he wanted them to do and, more importantly, did he fit the story of the film in a believable way on screen?

He said they loved the look of the Scrambler 1200 XE and rode it hard, as aggressive as you can ride a motorcycle. “Turn it on off-road, drift it down some really slick streets in Matera, hit some flat steps in third gear, quick direction changes, jumps, whatever you can imagine, and this bike performed brilliantly” .

The motorcycle is being sold as a “non-racer” collectible and is sold as is and not sold as a means of transportation. The seller will donate all proceeds from the sale to Severn Hospice, a registered UK charity, and Christie’s will also donate all of its buyer’s premium, less any costs incurred.

The Imperial Easter egg on sale is another iconic item from the 1983 James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ (several scenes of which were filmed in the city of Udaipur, including the Lake Palace), believed to be a collector’s item sought.

Its inspiration came from the jeweled Fabergé egg made by Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé in 1897 to commemorate the Tsarina, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.

A prop egg in green enamel, mounted on Swarovski crystal and gold-plated in the manner of Fabergé was commissioned from Asprey London. With hinged lid enclosing a miniature carriage adorned with white crystals on a spring-loaded disc revealing a hidden compartment, mounted on a wire stand.

Its price is estimated between 6,000 and 10,000 GBP. Proceeds from sales should be donated to UNICEF, UK, a UK registered charity.

The bionic eyeball of spectral agent Primo from the film ‘No Time to Die’ (2021) will also be auctioned, estimated between £4,000 and £6,000.

This gadget is first seen in the movie No Time to Die (2021) when James Bond (Daniel Craig) fights with Primo (Dali Benssalah) in Italy. The bionic eye allows Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) to secretly run SPECTER from prison. Technical supremo Q (Ben Whishaw) manages to hack into this communication device and give Bond valuable information that helps him in his mission. The Eye makes a final appearance during Bond’s final fight with Primo when Bond uses his watch to put an explosive end to his opponent.

The seller has agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, a registered UK charity.

A signed ‘No Time to Die’ clapperboard with an estimate of £5,000-7,000, a song page from ‘No Time to Die’ with lyrics by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell that won them their first Oscar for Best Original Song, and The ‘No Time to Die’ theme score signed by Hans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro and Johnny Marr with an estimate of GBP 5,000-7,000 will also be part of the auction.

The seller will donate all proceeds from the sale to the UK charity NSPCC.

Five black silk ties worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond, in films between 2006 and 2021, each signed by the actor, are also to be sold with an estimate of £5,000-7,000. Proceeds from the sale will go to UNICEF UK.

A two-piece Tom Ford tuxedo, Jones shoes worn by Daniel Crain as James Bond in ‘No Time to Die’ (2021) estimated price £25,000-30,000, will also be on sale.

The winning bidder will also receive a bespoke dinner suit from Tom Ford, known for devoting weeks of craftsmanship to the cut, construction and finishing of each piece using materials sourced from the world’s finest mills. .

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the National Youth Theatre, a UK charity. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to 45 charities.


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