Seven 007 Astons For Sale

With four different Aston Martin models (old and new) set to feature in the upcoming James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’, there can be no question which automotive marque is closest to the heart of 007. Prior to the release of this new movie, currently scheduled for 30th September 2021, Bond has driven (often to destruction) a total of 8 variants of the legendary British carmaker’s machines... a relationship that began when Ian Fleming introduced the Aston Martin Mk III in his 1959 novel, 'Goldfinger'.

It was an Aston Martin MkIII that featured in Ian Fleming's novel 'Goldfinger' (1959). The above example is currently available for sale (click image to view)

The most recent addition to the stable of thoroughbreds appeared in SPECTRE (2015). In a stroke of one-upmanship over his bespoke tailor, Aston Martin created a bespoke grand tourer – the DB10. A total of ten cars were produced: eight for filming and two for promotional purposes. Only one of those cars has ever appeared for sale, fetching £2.4m at a Christie’s charity auction in February 2016. It was an exciting occasion – I was there… but unfortunately outbid.

DB10 being prepared for sale at Christie's (Feb. 2016)

Thankfully, there are 7 more 007 Aston models that you can actually buy, and together with our Garage partners, we have curated a collection of vehicles that are available (at the time of writing) for immediate sale. You may not find them fully loaded with the optional extras specified by Q, but if you want to follow in the footsteps (or tyre tracks) of the world’s favourite secret agent, we trust you will be satisfied with the choice -  listed in order of most recent first appearance:

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ASTON MARTIN 001

Film:                Quantum of Solace (2008)

Model:            DBS V12

Colour:            Quantum Silver

Options:          Removable Door

The Aston Martin DBS V12 appears in the opening car-chase sequence of the film. A similar model had appeared in the previous Bond movie, albeit in a slightly different colour. Perhaps Bond was not satisfied with this darker shade of grey, as most of the paintwork was removed in the scene… together with the driver’s door.

Aston Martin DBS V12 in Quantum of Solace (2008)

If you are ready to make a Quantum leap, you may be interested in this extremely nice example presented by Fisher Performance. They assure us that the vehicle has had just one, very careful, previous owner.

2009 Aston Martin DBS V12 in Quantum Silver (Click image to view)

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ASTON MARTIN 002

Film:                Casino Royale (2006)

Model:            DBS V12

Colour:            Casino Royale

Options:          Secret Walther P99 compartment

                          First Aid kit including defibrillator 

Bond was even more reckless with his first DBS V12 than the second. Having used the contents of the First Aid kit to save his life, he went on to swerve off the road at high speed and roll the car a total of (you guessed it) 007 times… which resulted in another badly damaged vehicle and an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Remains of the Casino Royale Aston Martin DBS

Our friends at Millennium Heroes have a DBS V12 for sale in the correct Casino Royale livery. The purchaser will have to make his/her own arrangements to fit the necessary air-cannon if another record-breaking roll attempt is being considered.

2009 Aston Martin DBS finished in Casino Royale livery (click image to view) 

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ASTON MARTIN 003

Film:                Die Another Day (2002)

Model:            Vanquish V12

Colour:            Tungsten Silver

Options:         Adaptive camouflage

                        Bullet-proof windscreens

                        Ejector seat

                        Forward-firing machine guns

                        Forward-firing missile launcher

                        Hood-mounted shotguns

                        Retractable tyre spikes

                        Thermal imaging sensors

Following a flirtation with German carmaker BMW, Pierce Brosnan rekindled Bond’s romance with Aston Martin for his swan-song appearance as 007 in Die Another Day. Most Bond fans were pleased to see the return of the British marque… but for those who weren’t, the ‘adaptive camouflage’ allowed the Vanquish to ‘vanish’ at the click of a button.

Aston Martin Vanquish in Die Another Day (2002) 

No adaptive camouflage is required for the Tungsten Silver Vanquish currently being offered for sale by Classicmobilia. Appropriately registered in 2007, it’s a car that most would be happy to be seen driving.

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish in Tungsten Silver (click image to view)

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ASTON MARTIN 004

Film:                The Living Daylights (1987)

Model:            V8 Vantage Volante

Colour:            Cumberland Grey

Options:          Standard

The Living Daylights marked another moment in the on-off love affair between Bond and Aston Martin. Timothy Dalton had acquired his licence to kill from predecessor Roger Moore, who’d abandoned Aston for a dramatic dalliance with Lotus. Victor Gauntlett, then chairman of Aston Martin, loaned his personal V8 Vantage Volante to the production company in order to help reignite the passion for the brand.

Maryam D'Abo and The Living Daylights Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante on location in Vienna (1986)

Nicholas Mee are one of the world’s pre-eminent Aston Martin specialists, handling only the finest examples of the marque, truly represented by this exceptional V8 Vantage Volante that has been expertly adapted to Prince of Wales specification.

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante in Cumberland Grey (Click image to view)

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ASTON MARTIN 005

Film:                The Living Daylights (1987)

Model:            V8 Vantage

Colour:            Cumberland Grey

Options:         Bullet-proof windscreen

                        Forward-firing missiles

                        Metal ski outriggers

                        Radio scanner

                        Retractable tyre spikes

                        Rear-mounted rocket booster

                        Self-destruct button

                        Wheel spinner mounted lasers

                        Windscreen targeting display

A second Aston Martin model was required for filming The Living Daylights. In preparation for Bond’s trip to Bratislava, Q is tasked with ‘winterising’ his Volante (convertible). The vehicle is fitted with a hardtop and all the usual refinements that may prove useful in the field. Miraculously, the car is transformed into what Aston Martin describe as a ‘saloon’… and the version that is set to reappear in this year’s ‘No Time To Die’.

Q 'winterising' Bonds Aston Martin V8 Vantage in The Living Daylights (1987)

Amongst our esteemed Garage partners, Oselli are one of the standout names, and few can match their experience and expertise in the repair, restoration and sales of classic Aston Martin motorcars. Their Living Daylights spec V8 Vantage is affectionately referred to as ‘The Beast’.

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (Click image to view The Beast)

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ASTON MARTIN 006

Film:                On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Model:            DBS

Colour:            Olive

Options:          Sniper-rifle mounting in glove box

The appearance of an Aston Martin in the opening scene of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service got things off to a good start. Sadly, the car was devoid of entertaining gadgetry and didn’t feature significantly again until the final scene, in which Bond’s newly-wed wife is killed by a bullet that passes through the windscreen – no doubt prompting the upgrade requests on future vehicles.

The Aston Martin DBS in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Oselli’s example of an early Bond-style DBS is finished in California Sage, rather than the original Olive Green, but it will undoubtedly do the job of transporting the new owner back to an impossibly glamorous age.

1969 Aston Martin DBS (Click image to view)

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ASTON MARTIN 007

Film:                Goldfinger (1964)

Model:            DB5

Colour:            Silver Birch

Options:         Ejector seat                            

                        Forward-firing machine guns

                        GPS dash tracking-device

                        Oil slick

                        Rear bullet-proof shield

                        Revolving number plates

                        Smoke screen

                        Tyre slashers

In 2012, I was lucky enough to be invited to a pre-screening of the latest Bond film, Skyfall. I was surrounded by the journalists who would soon be publishing their reviews, but as the theatre lights dimmed, nobody appeared to be aware of the plot details that were about to unfold. My abiding memory is the moment that Bond and M arrive at his lockup garage and the doors open to reveal his Aston Martin DB5 - the audience broke into spontaneous applause… how’s that for screen presence and star quality?

The Aston Martin DB5 - cue applause

For the perfect example of the perfect Bond-car, we return to Nicholas Mee. It’s not an exact replica – it has a red interior… but if I was James Bond and I could ask Q for one final adjustment, well, I think I know what it would be.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Click image to view)