BEVERLEY HILLS, US: Now James Bond jet from opening scene of Octopussy can be yours just in $300,000.
The jet aircraft, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the lightest single engine jet in the world, is just one of more than 25 lots of 007 memorabilia being auctioned off at the sale in Beverley Hills, California, later this month.
Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols: Hollywood sale will also see the hovercraft used in the 2002 film Die Another Day up for sale, with an estimate of between $30,000 and $40,000.
With a rather more modest estimate of $8,000 to $10,000 is the screen-used helicopter prop from the 1967 film You Only Live Twice. The helicopter belongs to Osato Chemicals in the film and is seen in the aerial battle by a volcano between Little Nellie operated by Bond, played by Sean Connery, and a fleet of black choppers. It is believed to be the only surviving helicopter model in original screen-used condition.
Fans of Bond baddies will be able to bid on the iconic black chair used by recurring super villain Dr Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, which is expected to go for somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000. The seat was famously filled by actor Donald Pleasence – and his white cat.
More than 25 lots of James Bond memorabilia with be auctioned from December 5-6, spanning over four decades of 007 history.
Other highlights include a mobile phone conceived as a remote control device that has a taser and fingerprint scanner from Tomorrow never dies and Moneypenny’s laptop, which is expected to go for up to $6,000.
Scripts, concept drawings from the films, a James Bond autograph collection – including signatures from Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Eva Greene and Daniel Craig – and posters are also included in the auction.