James Bond’s Aston Martin V12 DBS coupe that was featured in Quantum of Solace is being sold at an invitation-only charity auction at Christie’s next month. The auction marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, the first 007 film.
The 2008 Aston Martin is expected to sell for at least $160,000 on October 5. Proceeds from the auction will go to Barnardo’s, a British children’s charity. Nine other items, including Daniel Craig’s sunglasses from the film, will also be auctioned and will benefit other charities.
The DBS is one of seven used in the filming of Quantum of Solace. Aston Martin cars were first used in 1964′s Goldfinger and have appeared in eight films since then.
Other Bond items up for sale at the October 5 auction are special editions of all the Bond books by Ian Fleming ($16,000), Daniel Craig’s Omega “Planet Ocean” watch from the upcoming film Skyfall ($9,500), and his blue swim trunks from Casino Royale ($4,800). Many of the items were donated by the producer of the official Bond films, EON Productions. Others were donated by former Bond Timothy Dalton and the family of the late Fleming and Aston Martin.
An online sale running from September 28 to October 8 will offer 40 Bond items including Halle Berry’s dress from Die Another Day, a director’s chair from Golden Eye, and an autographed first edition of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Proceeds from those items will benefit UNICEF.
Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film, will premiere in the UK on October 26 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise. It will be released in the US on November 9 and will also be the first Bond film to be released in IMAX.