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Golden Opportunity at Christie's For Bond Fans

09-09-2014
 
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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, EON Productions has commissioned a one-off gold-plated replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin which Christie’s will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC.

The third scale replica of the DB5 has been signed by Bond Production Designer Sir Ken Adam, who designed the modifications to the car for Sean Connery as agent 007 in 1964’s Goldfinger.

Prop-makers Propshop, who manufactured the scale model DB5’s required for special effect scenes in Skyfall using 3D scans of the full size DB5, have created a one-off gold model with 24 carat gold plated detailing, this is complete with radio controlled machine guns, bullet proof shield and revolving number plate.

The model is expected to sell for between £40,000-60,000 ($66,000-100,000) and will be available for bidding online from 8th September at Christie's website ,with bidding closing on 17th September, the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger.


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