By: Sam Bisby
Bond fans with very deep pockets came out in full force as some very special film memorabilia went under the hammer at Christie’s Auctions in London yesterday.
The lots were all part of the James Bond Spectre Auction, which celebrates the release of the hugely acclaimed 24th film in the iconic series on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, and there was certainly no shortage of bidders ready to fight it out for a piece of Bond history.
By far the centrepiece of the event was the Aston Martin DB10 used in the film. This car is one of only two “show cars” of the ten made specifically for the film and boasts a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine, capable of pushing the incredible car to a top speed of 190mph – but it can’t be driven on public roads. However, it sure makes a fantastic conversation piece!
The auction at Christie’s London King Street saw 10 lots raise an impressive £2,785,500 for various charities. A further 14 more pieces of memorabilia are available in an online-only sale, with bidding closing on Tuesday 23rd February.
Other highlights of the auction include James Bond’s “Day of the Dead” costume which achieved £98,500, an Omega Seamaster 300 watch sold for £92,500 and framed character art realised £30,000.
Aston Martin has been a mainstay in the franchise since 1964, when the film Goldfinger was released which featured a DB5.
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