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Aston Martin stunt car, outfit by star Daniel Craig at James Bond auction

LONDON – From an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car to Daniel Craig’s “No Time to Die” costume, a wide range of James Bond props and memorabilia are being given to a charity auction shortly after the film franchise celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The two-part sale will be held as an in-person auction on Wednesday and an online auction with bidding open until James Bond Day on October 5 – the world premiere date for the first film. The famous British secret service first – “Dr. No” – was held in 1962.

Leading the lots is the car used for some adrenaline-filled stunts in “No Time to Die” amid the stunning backdrop of the cave houses of the Italian city of Matera.

With an estimated price tag of £1.5 million to £2 million ($1.62 million to $2.16 million), it is one of eight copies built for the film.

“On the outside it looks exactly like the DB5 we all associate with James Bond, inside (it’s) a completely different monster to be able to do all the incredible stunts and driving that they did in Matera,” Adrian Hume-Sayer, private director and iconic collections at Christie’s and head of James Bond sales, told Reuters.

Other lots include an autographed “No Time to Die” placard, with an estimated price of £5,000-7,000, as well as costumes by film actors such as Rami Malek as the villain Safin and Lashana Lynch as agent 007 Nomi.

Some of the costumes worn by Craig on his last outing as Bond are also included, including tactical costumes for his final scenes. It costs an estimated £15,000-20,000.

There are also other vehicles, watches and costumes as well as props from various Bond films.

Proceeds from two “Sixty Years of James Bond” auctions, totaling about 60 lots, will go to various charities.

Various events are planned to mark the anniversary as Bond fans speculate who will play the character next.

Producer Michael G. Wilson told Reuters: “Well, we’re not thinking about the next chapter right now, we’re just celebrating the release of ‘No Time to Die’ and our 60th anniversary.

“And I think when this is over by the end of the year, next year we’re going to start thinking about where we’re going from here.”

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