An Aston Martin DB5 stunt car used during the filming of James Bond’s No Time To Die raised £2,922,000 ($3.53 million) during a recent Christie’s charity auction in London.
The DB5 was donated by Aston Martin Lagonda for the auction and one of eight built and engineered for No Time To Die. This particular stunt car features a rotating digital number plate, retractable headlights, pop-out machine guns and can fire prop bomblets.
The car was used during the opening chase sequence of the film where it was driven through Matera, Italy by Daniel Craig with Léa Seydoux in the passenger seat.
All money raised by the sale of the DB5 stunt car will benefit The Prince’s Trust, the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund that assists current and former members of UK Intelligence Agencies, alongside three charities that support serving and former members of the UK Special Forces.
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“Aston Martin is incredibly proud to be part of James Bond’s DNA and we are delighted to celebrate this 60th anniversary with the sale of a truly unique Aston Martin model that we created for No Time To Die,” Aston Martin executive vice president and chief creative officer Marek Reichman said. “It is fantastic that the sale of this special car will now hugely benefit several good causes which are close to our heart, playing our own part in the long-standing tradition of the James Bond franchise supporting charitable causes.”
Two other Aston Martin models were sold during the auction. One was a 1981 V8 that was also driven by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, raising £630,000 ($761,254) to support the UN Refugee Agency. An Aston Martin DBS Superleggera DBS 007 Edition was also sold, raising £403,200 ($487,202), all of which will benefit the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales.