James Bond excitement drives up classic car demand – some models give drivers big returns

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No Time To Die is set to release on September 30, and will be the 25th of the James Bond franchise, with Daniel Craig returning as 007 for the final time. The film was originally scheduled to be released in April 2020, but the pandemic has caused massive delays to its release.

With many gearing up to watch the latest spy thriller, eager fans are also looking for some of the franchise’s most iconic cars, including the Aston Martin DB5 and V8 saloon.

The Aston Martin DB5 is the most iconic Bond car and to date has featured in eight films, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Casino Royale and new release No Time To Die.

Searches for Aston Martin V8 saloon – another iconic Bond supercar which is also set to feature in the new release – have increased by 29 percent.

Searches for the Lotus Esprit (the submarine car made famous by Roger Moore in the Spy Who Loved Me) and the BMW Z8 (driven by Pierce Brosnan in the World is Not Enough) have also risen.

According to the data, from PrestigeDriverApp, searches for DB5s have increased by 45 percent in the last 30 days, with car collectors and film superfans all clamouring to own a piece of Bond history.

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 can sell for around £400,000 to £900,000 depending on their condition.

The DB5 was first introduced in 1964 and remains the first production to be equipped with 5-speed gear box, electric windows, tinted glass and twin fuel filler caps.

Less than 900 coupes were manufactured for global distribution, with many having been rebuilt by respected specialists.

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Reuben Smith, founder of PrestigeDriverApp, heralded the popularity of the Bond-themed classic cars.

They said: “James Bond is synonymous with driving some of the world’s most exclusive supercars and it is no surprise that as excitement grows for the new release collectors are once again switched on to some of the film’s most iconic cars.

“Although in the original Ian Fleming books, Bond’s car of choice was a Bentley, Aston Martin is probably the car maker most associated with the films.

“There have been numerous models featured in the franchise over the years – including the DB5, V8, V12 Vanquish and made-to-order DB10.

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