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World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars For Sale

World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars For Sale

If you've ever wished to own a car driven by James Bond, here's a golden chance to grab your favorite one.

The $33 million collection of Bond cars, said to be the world's largest, is now up for sale by US property magnet Michael Dezer.

Most of the unique collection of 60 original screen cars from the James Bond films are on display at Dezer's museum in Miami, and the rest in Britain.

Have a look at the wide range of the James Bond collection, featuring six Aston Martins and a T-55 Soviet tank from GoldenEye:

Several go in pursuit of Bond in the stolen tank, but all are destroyed in various collisions.

The yellow Citroen 2CV used in For Your Eyes Only was allegedly fitted with a 4-cylinder boxer engine, to enable it to outrun the two Peugeot 504s in pursuit.

The BMW Z8 is cut in half by chopper after firing one shot in The World Is Not Enough.

Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day was used by North Korean secret agent Zao.

The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day was equipped with "adaptive camouflage" - a cloaking device that allowed it to become effectively invisible at the push of a button.

A Lotus Esprit Turbo is seen in For Your Eyes Only fitted with skis.

The 1971 Mustang Mach 1 driven by Sean Connery in the Las Vegas car chase, balancing on two side wheels through a narrow alley in Diamonds Are Forever, is also on sale.

The collection features classic relics from the older spy films to a number of vehicles from the latest Bond film, Skyfall.

The Bond collection also features selected few other vehicles -- the speedboat in Live and Let Die, the tuk-tuk used in Octopussy, and the hovercraft used in Die Another Day.

The speed boat driven by Pierce Brosnan in the famous 15 minute chase from the 1999 Bond film, The World Is Not Enough, is also up for grabs.

Dezer spent millions to possess many of the cars in the collection from the James Bond Museum in Keswick. The Keswick Museum closed in 2011.

The Israel-born New York-based collector relocated the collection to the United States, where he used it to establish a permanent Cars of the Stars exhibition at his Auto Museum in Miami.

Bond cars are only a section of over 1,000 cars owned by Dezer.

Those interested to bid in the auction sale have been advised to contact Dezer's UK representatives, Stuart and Barbara Donovan, by calling 07836 373277 or emailing mayfairmotors@hotmail.co.uk.

Separately, Bond in Motion, the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles, will be on display at the London Film Museum from 21 March.

The exhibition contains more than 100 pieces including models, production art, props and iconic vehicles, the official James Bond website says. They include "Little Nellie" from You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger's Rolls-Royce Phantom III and the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye. Also on display, for the first time, will be the 1/3 scale model of the Agusta Westland AW101 helicopter used in the filming of Skyfall.

by RTT Staff Writer

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