LONDON — From an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car to Daniel Craig’s No Time To Die costumes, a host of James Bond props and memorabilia are being offered for charity auction soon the film franchise turns 60 years old.
The two-part sale will be held via a live auction on Wednesday and an online public auction ahead of James Bond Day on October 5, the world premiere of the first film about the suave British secret agent, Doctor No. ” – was held in 1962.
Leading the way is the car used to perform the adrenaline-pumping stunts in No Time to Die against the stunning backdrop of the cave dwellings of the Italian city of Matera.
With an estimated price of between £1.5 million and £2 million ($1.62 million to $2.16 million), it is one of eight replicas created for the film.
“On the outside it looks exactly like the DB5 we all associate with James Bond, on the inside (it’s) a completely different beast, capable of all the incredible stunts and driving they did in Mattera.” – Adrian Hume-Sayer , director of private and iconic collections at Christie’s and head of the James Bond sale, told Reuters.
Other lots include a clapperboard signed No Time to Die, estimated at £5,000-£7,000, and costumes from the film’s actors, such as Rami Malek as villain Safin and Lashanna Lynch as 007 agent Nomi.
Several outfits worn by Craig in his last outing as Bond are also featured, including a tactical suit for the final scenes. Its value is estimated at 15,000-20,000 pounds.
There are also other vehicles, watches and costumes, as well as props from various Bond films.
Proceeds from the two Sixty Years of James Bond auctions, totaling around 60 lots, will go to various charities.
Various events are planned to mark the anniversary, and Bond fans are speculating about who will play the character next.
“Well, right now we’re not thinking about the next chapter, we’re just celebrating the release of No Time to Die and our 60th anniversary,” producer Michael G. Wilson told Reuters.
“And I think if it’s over by the end of this year, next year we’ll start thinking about where we’re going to go from here.”