Phil Keating Takes Us Through Amazing James Bond Car Auction
Here’s your chance to ride like James Bond ... if you have a spare $33 million. A car collector is auctioning off some of the most famous cars used in the spy movies.
Phil Keating reported from Miami, Florida where the cars are on display. He spoke to the man behind the auction, real estate developer Michael Dezer, who currently owns the largest collection of James Bond cars in the world.
“James Bond is an icon for the last 51 years. Our grandparents watched him … and our kids watch him. Cars like this are like art. There’s only one or two of a kind like these. You cannot reproduce them,” Dezer said.
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The 2011 closing of the former Bond Museum in northern England prompted Dezer’s interest in purchasing the majority of Bond’s prized automobiles.
Now, Dezer is interested in finding a new home for the iconic cars, motorcycles, tanks, and planes, presumably to make room for a new exhibit at the museum.
The assortment of James Bond memorabilia includes nearly 60 vehicles, most of which were used in the production of films, plus a few replicas, but it goes beyond cars, comprising the largest collection of “everything James Bond”
Bond’s affinity for Aston Martins is well accounted for in Dezer’s collection, which features Sean Connery’s DB5 from “Goldeneye” and the DBS driven by one-time bond George Lazenby’s in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” The superslick secret agent’s later proclivity toward BMWs is also represented.
The most unique of the vehicles is a replica of the dragon-faced tank from 1962’s “Dr. No,” the first of Ian Fleming’s novels to be adapted to film. The newest are an Audi A5 coupe and a Land Rover Defender, from the most recent Bond movie, “Skyfall.”
Dezer hopes to sell the entire collection of priceless automotive memorabilia to one interested buyer. To close the deal, he has enlisted the help of a brokerage firm in England, who he believes will properly publicize the lot.