Famous cars go on sale for whopping £700,000 after appearing in classic movie series… can you recognise them? | The Sun
MOVIE-lovers could get their hands on a piece of film history this week as TWO Bond cars are set to go under the hammer.
A premium Aston Martin used in No Time to Die, and a suped-up Land Rover driven in Spectre, will go on auction this week for a combined £700,000.
The Bond-classic Aston Martin appeared with Daniel Craig in his last movie as the famous spy.
The ruggedly modified 4X4 Land Rover is one of just seven of the original ten, as three did not survive an epic snow chase between the master spy and Spectre’s henchmen.
Tim Schofield, Head of Department at Bonhams Motor Cars UK, said: “Bonhams has a history of successfully selling motor cars from the James Bond films, and so we are delighted to present two recent stars of the series.
“Both offer a golden opportunity to acquire a genuine ‘James Bond’ film vehicle and in the case of the DBS, a ‘real 007 Aston Martin’.”
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The Aston, which is estimated to go for £500,000, starred in scenes filmed on location in Scotland and RAF Brize Norton for the 2021 hit.
The company’s flagship Grand Tourer, it had to be loaned to Eon Productions by its first and only owner as Aston Martin could not provide one for the production.
The film company kept the car for two years for filming and production, putting on 800 of the car's 850 miles.
The classy motor will be delivered with a framed certificate from Aston Martin thanking the vendor for loaning them the car.
The car also comes with specialised plates marking its use as a bond car, as well as an engine plate showing the car’s final inspection was carried out by Daniel Craig.
With a 715 bhp V12 engine, it goes from 0-60 in just over three seconds and can reach speeds of 211mph.
Prices for a new model start at £225,000.
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The modified Land Rover SVX “Spectre" 4×4 Utility was used by Spectre’s henchmen in the 2015 bond installation, and is set to fetch as much as £200,000.
The snow chase saw Daniel Craig attempting to rescue Bond girl Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in a plane, while henchmen the heavy duty Land Rovers chased him down.
The car was extensively modified by off-road racing specialist Bowler Motorsport.
This included fitting rally-spec shock absorbers, new suspension, a full roll cage, LED roof lights, bonnet rope and WARN electric winch alongside stunt-driving supportive front seats.
Both cars will go on sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this Friday.
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