As befitting an Aston Martin sale, Bonhams' Aston Martin Works Service auction (21 May) will be celebrating James Bond cars. As well as identical replicas of the Aston Martins from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Living Daylights, a whole host of Bond automobilia offers a more affordable option to help you get into the role.
Two Bond cars, Lots 317 and 330, are to feature in the 12th annual Bonhams auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia – the only auction in the world solely dedicated to this iconic marque. The project of replicating the two Bond cars was entrusted to the Works Service in 2008. The DBS that was used in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the car that Bond’s wife Tracey is killed in, only a few hours after their marriage. The replica in this auction is expected to fetch £50,000-70,000. The second Bond car is a replica of the V8 Volante used in Living Daylights and is estimated at £70,000-100,000.
Prior to the car auction will be the sale of automobilia, which for the first time this year will include a special section of Bond-related items. Among many other lots, buyers will be able to vie over the steering wheel from the 1964 DB5 that Bond drove in Goldfinger (£2500-3000), a 21cm prop stunt knife used by Halle Berry in Die Another Day (£400-600) and Bond’s Walther P99 back-up pistol used during the filming of Die Another Day (£300-500).