London: The sports car driven by 007 star Daniel Craig in ‘Quantum Of Solace’ is expected to fetch up to 150,000 pounds at an auction of Bond memorabilia in London.
The car, a 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe, will be sold among other items at Christie’s in South Kensington on October 5, to mark 50 years since the British secret service agent first appeared on the cinema screen, a leading daily has reported.
The tarot cards used by Jane Seymour’s character Solitaire in ‘Live And Let Die’ will also go under the hammer.
Prospective buyers will have the chance to bid for dozens of other lots, including the belt with a golden bullet buckle worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in ‘The Man With The Golden Gun.’
Ten lots are to be sold at the invitation-only event, with a further 40 available for sale in an online-only auction from September 28 to October 8.
The catalogue for the ‘50 Years of James Bond’ sale includes books, props, posters and costumes from all 23 Bond films.
Memorabilia has come directly from the archives of EON Productions, the company behind a franchise which began when Sean Connery played Bond in ‘Dr No’ in 1962.
A film retrospective is to be held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
“Christie’s is excited to be working directly with EON Productions to present this unique auction to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond,” auction house director Nicolette Tomkinson said.
“With memorabilia offered from every official Bond film ever made, the auction is sure to appeal to new and established fans of the famous British spy.
“James Bond is much loved by a truly international fan-base and we hope to make memorabilia from the 23 Bond films accessible to all,” she added.
Twelve charities are due to benefit from the sale, including Barnardo’s, Unicef and the National Youth Theatre.