James Bond's Aston Martin sells for nearly £3 million

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Sep 29 2022 06:22 AM

An Aston Martin DB5 stunt car from the film 'No Time To Die' is displayed during a media preview of 60 years of James Bond at Christies Auction House in London, Britain 26 September 2022. The live auction of memorabilia from the James Bond franchise takes place for the benefit of charities at Christies London on September 28 2022. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL
An Aston Martin DB5 stunt car from the film 'No Time To Die' is displayed during a media preview of 60 years of James Bond at Christies Auction House in London, Britain 26 September 2022. The live auction of memorabilia from the James Bond franchise takes place for the benefit of charities at Christies London on September 28 2022. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

LONDON, United Kingdom - A replica of an Aston Martin DB5 used for the stunts in James Bond blockbuster "No Time to Die" sold for nearly £3 million (over P191 million) at auction on Wednesday, auction house Christie's said.

Proceeds from the sale, which fetched £2.92 million ($3.18 million), will be donated to charity, along with receipts from the sale of 24 other lots auctioned at a special sale of items marking 60 years of 007.

The replica comes fitted with imitation machine guns behind the headlights.

A further 35 lots have been put up for auction online until October 5. 

The replica of the iconic Aston, one of eight specially designed and manufactured for the 2021 film, is the only DB5 stunt car put up for sale by Aston Martin and EON productions, according to Christie's. 

Other items on sale include cars as well as notable costumes and accessories linked to the franchise. 

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