The 2008 James Bond Aston Martin, driven by Daniel Craig in the movie “Quantum of Solace,” sold for $386,000 in London’s Christie’s auction house, on Saturday.
The Bond Aston Martin was sold to an anonymous buyer at a price that is 1.5 times higher than the cost of the car, RiaNovostireports.
The James Bond Aston Martin is a six liter, V12, two-door coupe and was sold during an auction of Bond memorabilia, where Bond actors presented the items to the audience.
Judi Dench, the actress who plays Bond’s spymaster boss, M, presented one of the most interesting items, a pair of blue trunks Craig had worn during the film “Casino Royal” in a rather poignant manner-”all I can say is they are unwashed.”
The navy and powder blue trunks, designed by La Perla and labelled GrigioPerla, were made in Italy and sold for £44,450.
The invite-only auction was held to raise money for charity and to celebrate Global James Bond day, The Telegraphreports.
In addition to Judi Dench, stars like Roger Moore attended the auction.
The auction was approximately one month before the release of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, which stars Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem as the new villain who says he is very excited to be a part of the film.
The film will be released worldwide on November, 9.
The proceeds from the auction will go primarily to the charity, Women for Women. Some proceeds will also go to UNICEF UK, Barnardo’s and ChildLine.
The chairman from the Tickets for Troops, Lord Marland, said he was thrilled with amount of money raised:
“We are absolutely overwhelmed with the amount raised for the charity. This is beyond our expectations and helps us to carry on with the fantastic work our team are doing. As a charity that relies on individual donations, this money will be invaluable in helping us to deliver more tickets for members of the Armed Forces and their families.”