James Bond Car Auction Generates $6.8 Million

May 24th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
astonMay 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The cars used by James Bond can never be a thing of past and fans would never mind to pay millions of bucks to get hold of a car that was once ridden by James Bond. Reports claim that a recent auction of 1950s and 1960s James Bond cars auction featured a dilapidated Aston Martin that was used in the movie “Goldfinger” and left in a barn. The total number of cars that were set for auction was 45 and according to reports only 9 cars were at the end left unsold. The auction generated a revenue of $6.8 million which is higher than what was being expected.

At the auction the DB4 model was picked by collectors after shelling an amount of $121,564. However the DB2 Team car became the top drawer and was sold at $741,431 despite its having the history of crashing once in its way to the 1950 Le Mans. The Aston Martin cars that were sold at the auction belonged to the 1950s and 1960s. The classic DB models that included 1959 4.7-liter Aston Martin DB4 were high on demand. The 1959 4.7-liter Aston Martin DB4 fetched around $86.701 approximately. However, the nine cars that did not get a buyer during the auction include 1976 V8 Coupe that was used in 1987 Bond movie named “The Living Daylights”. The car was expected to fetch around $86.701 approximately.

The auction that was carried out by London based auction house Bonham proved that the recession and the economic crisis can in no way affect the wealthy collectors. A car dealer reportedly suggested that since the financial market is still unstable, wealthy individuals are going for investments in cars and other physical objects.

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