Saturday, October 6, 2012

James Bond's Aston Martin sells for nearly $400,000

London: A 2008 Aston Martin car used by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" has been sold in an auction of Bond movie memorabilia for 241,300 pounds (around $389,000), Christie`s auction house said.

The cost of the 2008 Aston Martin 6 litre V12 DBS 2 door coupe, which went to an anonymous buyer, was 1.5 times higher.

The trading took place in the presence of 600 VIP guests, and many items of the auction were presented by the stars of the film.

Actress Judi Dench, who plays M, presented one of the most piquant lots, a pair of blue trunks worn by Daniel Craig in the film ‘Casino Royale’.

"All I can tell you, they are unwashed," the actress said.

The trunks were sold for 44,500 pounds and will be given to a charity fund Women For Women.

The second most expensive item in the auction was an Omega watch made of titanium and used by Craig in the upcoming James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’. The watch was expected to be sold for some 8,000 pounds but was sold for 157,300 pounds.

Former Bond Roger Moore presented a musical score of the soundtrack for the same film signed by the British singer Adele, performer of the title track. The lot was sold for 13,800 pounds.

The total cost of 11 pieces was 752,100 pounds. All proceeds will go to various charitable organisations. The auction was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie.
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