Classic James Bond Aston Martins are rolling into Bonhams' auction

Have you always fancied yourself as Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan or Sean Connery?  Well to help you get into the role look no further than Bonhams' next Aston Martin auction on May 21, 2011 in Newport Pagnell, UK.

As well as identical replicas of two of Bond's most iconic Aston Martins, from On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Living Daylights, a whole host of Bond automobilia offers a more affordable option to help you get into the role.

Two Bond cars, Lots 317 and 330, are to feature in the 12th annual Bonhams auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia - the only auction in the world solely dedicated to this iconic marque.

The project of replicating the two Bond cars was entrusted to the Works Service in 2008.  The DBS that was used in On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the car that Bond's wife Tracey is killed in, only a few hours after their marriage. 

James Bond's Aston Martin from On Her Majesty's secret service
James Bond's Aston Martin from On Her Majesty's secret service

The replica in this auction is expected to fetch £50,000-70,000. The second Bond car is a replica of the V8 Volante used in Living Daylights and is estimated at £70,000-100,000.

Prior to the car auction will be the sale of automobilia which for the first time this year will include a special section of Bond-related items.  Among many other lots, buyers will be able to vie over the steering wheel from the 1964 DB5 that Bond drove in Goldfinger (£2,500-3,500), a 21cm prop stunt knife used by Halle Berry in Die Another Day (£400-600) and Bond's Walther P99 back-up pistol used during the filming of Die Another Day (£300-500).

Highlights from future Bonhams sales including watches, jewellery and guns will also be on show.

James Knight, Group Head and Managing Director of the Bonhams Motoring department comments, "Since our inaugural sale with the Factory in 2000 we have seen ever increasing levels of interest in the marquee. It is hard to believe that this annual sale has seen us handle close to 500 Aston Martins totalling some £30million."

Director of Aston Martin Works Service and Parts Operations, Kingsley Riding-Felce, agreed: "We have seen the prices of Heritage DB models double over the last 12 years, showing their investment potential.

"We are now seeing the other Heritage models, particularly V8 cars, steadily starting to rise further in value. These examples, along with others in the sale are sure to confirm this and would be a great addition to any collection."

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