James Bond's Aston Martin star sale of 007 auction

James Bond's trademark Aston Martin sports car is to be the star of a charity auction marking 50 years since the world's most famous spy burst onto the cinema screen.

The car, which appeared in the opening scenes of Quantum of Solace, is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000. The 2008 Aston Martin 6 Litre V12 DBS 2-Door Coupe is to be sold at an auction at Christie's South Kensington on 5 October.

Bond's 2008 Aston Martin sports car, from Quantum of Solace, is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000
Bond's 2008 Aston Martin sports car, from Quantum of Solace, is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000. Credit: PA

Tarot cards used by Jane Seymour's character Solitaire in Live and Let Die and a belt with a golden bullet buckle worn by Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun will also be included in the auction.

All the proceeds from that lot will go to the charity Barnardo's.

The interior of a 2008 Aston Martin used by Daniel Craig
The interior of a 2008 Aston Martin used by Daniel Craig. Credit: PA

The auction is part of 'Global James Bond Day' - 50 years after the world premiere of Dr No in London. It includes a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

It is hoped memorabilia from the 23 Bond films will be on sale.Auction house director Nicolette Tomkinson said: "A broad spectrum of prices will be covered within the auction, with online lots selling without reserve and bids starting at only #50."

Other charities to benefit from the auction include Unicef and The National Youth Theatre.

007's Aston Martin is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000.
007's Aston Martin is expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000. Credit: PA