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James Bond’s Aston Martin May Raise $239,000 for Charity

A 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door coupe. The vehicle, which appeared in the James Bond film
A 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door coupe. The vehicle, which appeared in the James Bond film "Quantum of Solace," sold for 241,250 pounds ($389,280), beating an estimate of 150,000 pounds, in a charity sale at Christie's International in London on Oct. 5, 2012. Source: Christie’s via Bloomberg

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A 2008 Aston Martin six-liter V12 used by Daniel Craig in “Quantum of Solace” is among 40 lots of James Bond memorabilia to go under the hammer at a charity auction.

“The Aston Martin DBS plays a dramatic role in the opening sequence of the film, in which Bond skillfully navigates winding roads,” Christie’s International said today in an e-mailed release. The car is expected to fetch as much as 150,000 pounds ($239,000).

The 40 lots will feature in an online sale from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8, with another 10 offered at an invitation-only charity event at Christie’s South Kensington on Oct. 5. All the items will go on show at the London saleroom from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.

Other lots include a belt with golden-bullet buckle worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in “The Man With the Golden Gun”; a charcoal suit worn by Pierce Brosnan in “The World Is Not Enough”; and a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig in “Quantum of Solace.”

The lots are direct from the archives of EON Productions and the proceeds will go to a dozen charities. Barnardo’s will benefit from the sale of the Aston Martin. The charity evening on Oct. 5 will mark “Global James Bond Day.” The new Bond film “Skyfall” arrives in November.

(Richard Vines writes for Muse, the arts and culture section of Bloomberg News. Opinions expressed are his own.)

Muse highlights include Jason Harper on autos and Rich Jaroslovsky on technology.

To contact the writer on the story: Richard Vines in London at rvines@bloomberg.net or http://twitter.com/Richardvines.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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