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NO TIME TO DRIVE Famous cars sell for a whopping £700,000 after appearing in classic film series… can you spot them?

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FILM lovers could get their hands on a piece of film history this week as TWO Bond cars go under the hammer.

A top-of-the-line Aston Martin used in No Time to Die and a souped-up Land Rover used in Specter are going to be auctioned off this week for a combined £700,000.

Bond classic Aston Martin starred as a famous spy with Daniel Craig in his last film.

The ruggedly modified 4X4 Land Rover is one of only seven of the original ten, as three died in an epic snow chase between the master spy and the Spectre henchmen.

Tim Schofield, Department Manager at Bonhams Motor Cars UK, said: “Bonhams have a long history of successfully selling cars from the James Bond films and we are therefore pleased to present two current stars of the series.

“Both offer a unique opportunity to acquire a real ‘James Bond’ movie car and in the case of the DBS, a ‘real 007 Aston Martin’.”

The Aston, which is estimated to cost £500,000, starred in scenes filmed on location in Scotland and RAF Brize Norton for the 2021 hit.

The company’s flagship Grand Tourer had to be loaned to Eon Productions by its first and only owner as Aston Martin was unable to provide one for the production.

The film company kept the car for filming and production for two years, clocking up 800 of the car’s 850 miles.

The classy engine comes with a framed certificate from Aston Martin thanking the seller for lending the car.

The car also comes with special plates denoting its use as a Bond car, as well as an engine plate showing that the final inspection of the car was done by Daniel Craig.

With a 715 hp V12 engine, it accelerates from 0 to 60 in just over three seconds and can reach speeds of 340 km/h.

Prices for a new model start at £225,000.

The modified Land Rover SVX “Spectre” 4×4 Utility was used by Spectre’s henchmen on the 2015 bond installation and is expected to fetch up to £200,000.

During the snow chase, Daniel Craig tried to rescue Bond girl Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) on a plane while henchmen from the heavy Land Rovers were chasing him.

The car was extensively modified by off-road racing specialists Bowler Motorsport.

These included rally shocks, new suspension, full roll cage, LED roof lights, hood tether and WARN electric winch, and supportive front seats for stunt drivers.

Both cars will go on sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​this Friday.

FILM lovers could get their hands on a piece of film history this week as TWO Bond cars go under the hammer.

A top-of-the-line Aston Martin used in No Time to Die and a souped-up Land Rover used in Specter are going to be auctioned off this week for a combined £700,000.

Bond classic Aston Martin starred as a famous spy with Daniel Craig in his last film.

The ruggedly modified 4X4 Land Rover is one of only seven of the original ten, as three died in an epic snow chase between the master spy and the Spectre henchmen.

Tim Schofield, Department Manager at Bonhams Motor Cars UK, said: “Bonhams have a long history of successfully selling cars from the James Bond films and we are therefore pleased to present two current stars of the series.

“Both offer a unique opportunity to acquire a real ‘James Bond’ movie car and in the case of the DBS, a ‘real 007 Aston Martin’.”

The Aston, which is estimated to cost £500,000, starred in scenes filmed on location in Scotland and RAF Brize Norton for the 2021 hit.

The company’s flagship Grand Tourer had to be loaned to Eon Productions by its first and only owner as Aston Martin was unable to provide one for the production.

The film company kept the car for filming and production for two years, clocking up 800 of the car’s 850 miles.

The classy engine comes with a framed certificate from Aston Martin thanking the seller for lending the car.

The car also comes with special plates denoting its use as a Bond car, as well as an engine plate showing that the final inspection of the car was done by Daniel Craig.

With a 715 hp V12 engine, it accelerates from 0 to 60 in just over three seconds and can reach speeds of 340 km/h.

Prices for a new model start at £225,000.

A top-of-the-line Aston Martin used in No Time to Die and a souped-up Land Rover used in Specter are going to be auctioned off this week for a combined £700,000.

During the snow chase, Daniel Craig tried to rescue Bond girl Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) on a plane while henchmen from the heavy Land Rovers were chasing him.

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