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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Countdown to Skyfall - buy Bond's car

Out of all the vehicles driven by James Bond, the Aston Martin is the most iconic, and wealthy fans have a chance of owning the Aston Martin DBS driven  by Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace when it comes up for auction at Christies - To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies, yes, it’s been 50 years since Dr. No, auction house Christie’s will be offering up 40 different pieces of Bond memorabilia for sale, the highlight of which will be the 2008 Aston Martin DBS actor Daniel Craig piloted in Quantum of Solace.

Note, while various mockups of the DBS were destroyed while filming the movie, including one that end up in a lake, the version up for sale appears to be in pristine condition, at least according to images in the auction’s online catalog. It is finished in black, with a matching black interior, and it even comes with a special Quantum of Solace plaque.

Like all Aston Martin DBS supercars, this one is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine rated at 510 horsepower. The engine is matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, with drive being sent to the rear wheels only.

There’s been no mention of mileage, and estimates for the car are between $160,000 and $230,000.

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