James Bond's Octopussy jet to see $300,000 at Julien's

The single engine jet that James Bond flew in 1983's Octopussy is one of three vehicles from the legendary franchise to be offered at Julien's Auctions on December 5-6.

James Bond aircraft
The aircraft is the lightest single jet engine in the world, but it takes James Bond's expertise to fly one, with many subject to crashes

The Beverly Hills sale has a stunning selection of Bond memorabilia, with the aircraft - the lightest single engine jet in the world - selling at $200,000-300,000.

A Bede BD-5, the plane was seen in the opening scene of the film, with Bond exiting a moving horse box and using the road as a runaway to escape.

Also starring is a hovercraft used in 2002's Die Another Day ($30,000-40,000), and the helicopter prop from 1967's You Only Live Twice ($8,000-10,000), which has been on display for the past 10 years in the James Bond Room at Planet Hollywood London.

Bond's vehicles are some of the most sought after of all memorabilia from the films. His Aston Martin DB5 is among the most valuable pieces of movie memorabilia ever sold, making �2.6m ($4m) at RM Auctions in 2010.

The submarine Lotus Espirit featured in The Spy Who Loved Me was sold by the same auction in 2013, with Tesla owner Elon Musk paying �550,000 ($861,767).

Further Bond highlights include a set of James Bond autographs, featuring Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Eva Greene and Daniel Craig, estimated at $4,000-8,000, and the iconic black chair used by super villain Dr Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, which is valued at $1,500-3,000.

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