James Bond turns 60 on the big screen, ladies and gentlemen. On the occasion of the anniversary of the saga, an unprecedented auction was organized and several cars that participated in filming will be available. Next, we delve into the details of the event.
Created by British writer Ian Fleming in 1953, James Bond is a hallmark of identity. He quickly gained attention – first locally – for his spy schemes replete with undercover agents, lies, deals and courage. James Bond was born “on paper” and then the story was adapted for the big screen.
“dr no”, the first film of Bondpremiered 60 years ago: 1962. From that point in the world, until today, 25 official films of famous agent 007. This character grew unexpectedly during the time of the Cold Waruntil it became established as a prototype of the culture of the United Kingdom.
His way of dressing, posing, driving, shooting and even drinking became an icon year after year. Whoever has seen this saga, or part of it, will understand what I say. james-bond makes up a world of its own. The subtlety and discretion of 007 are a hallmark. There is no finer hero than Bond.
Daniel Craig -last actor to personify agent 007- has repeatedly stated that james-bond He is such a peculiar character that he even has his own way of looking at objects, landscapes, faces.
A historic event is approaching
On the occasion of 60th anniversary of the film saga, the company Christie’s has mounted an unprecedented charity auction. Truly unprecedented. The event will take place between September 15 and October 5 of this year.
let’s focus on cars. Without a doubt, the star of the auction will be the Aston Martin DB5from the shooting of “No Time to Die” (2021, Eon Productions). This is the “renewed” edition of the classic DB5 that was all the rage in the ’60s, and was part of the famous “Goldfinger”. From the organizing company, “Christie’s”, they assured that whoever takes home the DB5hardly do it for less than 2 million dollars.
But this does not end here. Two will also be up for auction. Aston-Martin plus. The first, a relic from the filming of “The Living Daylights” (1987, Eon Productions). This is the main car of the film: Aston Martin V8 Vantage. This car is a hard-to-find beauty in the Martin catalogue.
Its angular appearance and its V-shaped 8-cylinder engine bring this vehicle closer to the “soul” of the classics. Muscle Cars Americans. Undoubtedly, a rarity in the history of Bond, but also in the history of the refined British house.
The third Martin that will enter auction is the “supercar” Gran Turismo emblem of the modern era of this factory. Its about Aston Martin Superleggerafrom the shooting of “No Time to Die”. What a car we have here. An auction consisting only of this car would already be worth its weight.
Last but not least, land rover will also say present at the event. The Christie’s company confirmed that two vehicles from the British SUV house will be auctioned. Also used in the filming of “No Time to Die” -last filmed Bond movie-.
Specifically, it is the avant-garde Range Rover SVR and of the mythical Land Rover Defender. Of SVR we can say that it is an off-roader, complete in
black, V8 engine and high top speed. Of Land Rover Defender, what to say? Undoubtedly an absolute icon of off-roaders, any adjective would fall short for such an emblem of the industry.