Bonhams' Aston Martin Sale will leave
you stirred but not shaken
Bonhams is licensed to thrill collectors of Aston Martin motor
cars and world-wide fans of James Bond movies this spring by offering
for sale the V12 Vanquish, driven by Pierce Brosnan and featured
in the latest blockbuster Die Another Day. The car will be sold
at Newport Pagnell on 10 May 2003.
Chassis no. SCFAC13372B500172 is one of just three pristine ‘hero’
cars, driven by Brosnan on the Icelandic set, and the only one for
sale. The car is featured extensively in close-up shots of British
secret agent 007 in pursuit of villain Gustav Graves. The specially
coloured ‘Tungsten Silver’ Vanquish cuts a striking
image as the two play cat and mouse across the frozen landscape,
while the dashing Bond tries to save the world from Graves’
solar powered satellite weapon.
Despite being driven by one maverick owner in the film, the car
is in perfect condition. It has all the specifications one would
normally expect to find on a brand new Vanquish and it will be offered
with a letter of authenticity from Aston Martin, confirming that
the car was driven by Pierce Brosnan on the set of Die Another Day.
Bonhams’ sale, which is held annually at Aston Martin’s
Newport Pagnell Works Service, will include around 50 of the finest
Aston Martin’s available, in addition to 150 lots of automobilia,
and - for the first time - a James Bond memorabilia section will
be incorporated into this special event.