- With No Time to Die hitting screens this week we take a look at 10 Bond-movie cars that sold for big money
- All are motors that have been featured in a 25-film franchise and then offered for sale at a hefty premium
- It’s not just Aston Martin DB5s—the list features eclectic motors that have appeared in movies over the years
- The best performer was sold for about 5,000% more than the price of the standard version of the car at the time.
People flock to theaters to watch the latest Bond film. no time to dieIn this article, we take a look at the cars that have featured in movies and then sold for above average prices. Image: Daniel Craig 007. in his last appearance as
With the public set to enjoy Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 in theaters nationwide this weekend.no time to die’, we thought it was the ideal time to take a look at the cars that have appeared in Bond movies and then sold in astonishing amounts.
We’ve teamed up with classic car valuation analysts hagerty To compare the values of ten genuine cars used during the making of the famous Bond franchise that went into the block at a later date.
Historical data means we can compare the selling price of a Bond-film car to the average price of the model at the time the Hummer was dropped. And it shows that a starring role in one of 25 franchise films can add more than 5,000 percent to a vehicle’s value.
Because Haggerty tracks and tracks thousands of auction, dealer and private sales each year, it has been able to provide us with the average selling price for standard cars, which is comparable to that paid at auction for the examples shown in Bond Hit. Able to compare with the huge fees incurred.
All sale prices have been converted using the exchange rate for that time, then compared to guide prices for those cars for that year.
Where sales were prior to Hagerty’s record start, it arrived at a value through contemporary sales listings and other appraisal resources.
In reverse order, these are the 10 models that have commanded the highest premium due to the presence of big screens in Bond blockbusters.
10. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Bond film appearance: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Year of Sale: 2004
sold for: £12,650*
Standard Price at the time of sale: £9,200
Bond Premium: 37.5%
Featured in the 1971 Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this Ford Mustang failed to sell at auction in 2004, but the top bid was well above the average American muscle car price at the time.
The red Ford Mustang Mach 1 driven by Tiffany Case certainly attracted attention when it appeared on the big screen in the 1971 film Diamonds Forever.
However, it did not set the race for collectors’ pulses when it was introduced by Barrett-Jackson Auctions in 2004. In fact, the hammer failed to drop for the Mustang as the bid did not reach its sales reserve. A top bid of $23,000 (£12,650) was as high as the paddle-installed.
Despite not changing hands, the top bid was 37.5 percent higher than the standard Mach 1 price at the time. Yet its unsold status means it is at the bottom of this list.
9. 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E
Bond film appearance: no time to die (2021)
Year of Sale: 2001
sold for: £8,991*
Standard Price at the time of sale: £6,500
Bond Premium: 38%
This stunning 1990s Mercedes-Benz is set to appear in the latest Bond film this week. However, we don’t know how heavy it appears
Despite being a 1990s merc, this is the model on our list who most recently appeared in a Bond movie. Actually, it debuted on the silver screen this week.
It is currently for sale on the classified ad site Cars & Classics. This is a live motor from the filming of no time to die However, [as we’ve not seen it yet] We are unaware of how prevalent this is in the film, not even in the trailer of 190E.
Despite its unknown fame levels, the price tag put on the car is almost 40 percent higher than that of the 1991 Mercedes saloon.
8. 1937 Bentley 4-Litre Gurney Nutting 3-Position DHC
Bond film appearance: Never Say Never Again (1983)
Year of Sale: 2010
sold for: £221,500
Standard Price at the time of sale: £133,300
Bond Premium: 66%
This Bentley driven by Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again sold in 2004 for £188,500 and again in 2010 for £221,500
Sean Connery as Bond drives this car in several scenes in the 1983 Warner Bros. blockbuster never say never again in 1983.
It sold for £188,500 when auctioned by Bonhams in September 2004, yet returned to the sales room after just six years and made a healthy profit to its then-seller.
For the second time – again on sale at Bonhams – it fetched £221,500, two-thirds more than a standard model that was worth the time. Haggerty says that this specific car is quite the star: not only did it have a Bond connection, but it also appeared in Magnum, PI and was a true concurrent example, seeing audiences at Pebble Beach in 2003 after a restoration that reportedly The cost was typically $450,000.
7. 1969 Aston Martin DBS-6
Bond film appearance: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Year of Sale: 1978
sold for: £8,991
Standard Price at the time of sale: £3,050
Bond Premium: 182%
This green Aston Martin DBS-6 from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was exported to Australia, where it was sold in 1978 at a 182% premium to the then normal prices. It is still owned by the same person today.
James Bond has only been married once, and this was his wedding car of choice. Used in several scenes in the 1969 film on her Majesty’s Secret Service, The green six-cylinder Aston Martin DBS was exported to Australia after filming ended and was last sold to the current owner, Sigi Zidzunas, in 1978.
He told ABC News in Australia: ‘It was advertised in the newspaper as a pre-movie car, but I didn’t believe it, because – no offense – who…