Any auction containing James Bond memorabilia attracts significant interest, especially if it features his iconic Aston Martin DB5.
That’s what happened when the stunt car from James Bond’s No Time To Die featured in a recent Christie’s charity auction in London.
The DB5, which raised $3.53 million for The Prince’s Trust, was one of eight stunt cars for the No Time To Die movie.
In the movie, the DB5 stunt car features in an exciting opening chase sequence, driven by James Bond (Daniel Craig), with Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) at his side, through Matera, Italy.
The DB5 stunt car demonstrates its incredible dynamic capabilities as the pair drive at high speed through the town in an attempt to shake off their pursuers.
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The Matera chase sequence features heavily in No Time To Die, with James Bond deploying the gadget-laden motor’s hidden machine guns.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 stunt car
The Aston Martin replica DB5 stunt car is presented in Silver Birch with a modern (non-Aston Martin) 3.2-liter straight-six and six-speed manual transmission.
The body panels are all carbon fiber, as is the handcrafted interior, which also features cut down sport Tillett stunt seats.
The dash was created through an innovative 3D printing technique, featuring an original DB5 type steering wheel and chronograph dials which were ethically sympathetic to an original DB5.
Aston Martin’s Special Projects division engineered the suspension and braking system for the DB5 stunt car.
Like all other DB5 stunt cars, this one serves a unique purpose in the film.
This car in particular is one of the few to include the bespoke No Time To Die gadgets and mocked-up side panel damage.
It also has a rotating number plate, retractable headlights, pop-out machine guns, and can even fire prop bomblets.
James Bond’s other Aston Martin stunt cars
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 wasn’t the only model sold during the auction.
The auction lot also featured a 1981 V8 that was also driven by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die.
That particular 007 car raised $761,254 in support of the UN Refugee Agency.
An Aston Martin DBS Superleggera DBS 007 Edition also sold at the auction, raising $487,202 in support of the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales.