For over 50 years, James Bond has been an icon on the silver screen. Not only has he drove some of the world’s most beautiful vehicles but been to exotic places whilst driving them. Whether you’re a lifelong 007 fanatic or new to the hype, there are some famous pieces that anyone with a James Bond collection desires. Here we list some of the most expensive James Bond memorabilia to date.
At number 7 we have the Diamonds Are Forever concept artwork created by Robert E McGinnis. This piece was specifically created for the movie which featured Sean Connery as 007. The piece sold for over treble it’s estimated selling price and sold at Christie’s for £79,250 in 2011.
Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond was marked in the movie ‘Casino Royale’. In 2012, the Casino Royale poker table was just one of many James Bond collectibles up for auction and along with all the casino props sold for £85,250.
Something perfect for a James Bond collection is Daniel Craig’s screen-worn Omega automatic Seamaster Professional – Planet Ocean watch. This piece sold for £157,250 and was featured in the movie Skyfall in 2012.
Following the 2011 auction, Christies 2012 auction saw the sale of a replica BMW Z8 Roadster which was driven in ‘The World Is Not Enough’ movie by Pierce Brosnan. The piece went for a whopping £85.250 and was featured upon some significant pieces of memorabilia at the celebratory 50th-anniversary auction for the series.
Another item to sell at Christies 50th anniversary of James Bond was the Aston Martin DBS. In 2008 actor Daniel Craig drove the DBS in the Quantum of Solace film and the vehicle was later sold at auction for £241.250.
Another famous James Bond car is the Lotus Esprit. The submarine come car was driven underwater in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ by Roger Moore. The piece sold at the RM Auction in London to another well-known name and PayPal founder Elon Musk.
Coming in at first is the one and only James Bond Aston Martin DB5 which was driven in both Goldfinger 1964 and Thunderball 1965 by Sean Connery. The car was specially adapted for a spy use and included features such as a passenger seat ejector and a radar scanner. In 2010 the car went up for sale at the RM Auction in London and sold for an outstanding £2.9 million.