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Aston Martin Vanquish press car has a few optional extras installed

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The Aston Martin Vanquish press car that will be auctioned on 11 November has a few optional extras installed.

Aston Martin Vanquish press car optional extras full view missiles guns

Aston Martin Vanquish press car has a few optional extras installed which will be included in the sale
photo © Nathan Rigby

The current owner of this beautiful Aston Martin Vanquish commissioned a prop maker to recreate the missiles and guns on the hood.

Aston Martin Vanquish press car optional extras guns

Automatic gun props on the bonnet cooling vents
photo © Nathan Rigby

No expense was spared to create good looking, high quality props that can be attached and removed from the bonnet and grille.

Aston Martin Vanquish press car optional extras close view missiles guns

Rockets behind the grille
photo © Nathan Rigby

The props are ready just in time for the auction of the car.

This stunning right-hand drive 2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish James Bond Press Car #007 will go on auction on November 11th, 2023 at the Birmingham NEC Classic Car Show.

Aston Martin Vanquish press car for sale

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish James Bond Press Car #007 will be auctioned by Iconic Auctioneers
photo © Nathan Rigby

This car will be offered by Iconic Auctioneers (formerly known as Silverstone Auctions).

Beautiful brown leather interior of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish James Bond Press Car #007
photo © Alan Kenny

The Aston Martin Vanquish was prominently featured in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan as 007. Bond drives the car in Iceland and the car is fitted with gadgets, including automatic guns that pop-up from the bonnet cooling vents, rockets behind the grille, spikes on the tyres and a passenger ejector seat. All features are very useful during the chase with a Jaguar XK-R. The most remarkable feature is its ability to become invisible.

About press car #007

This early Vanquish carries the distinctive chassis number ending '007' and is the seventh of seven UK Press Cars used for promoting the film alongside Pierce Brosnan.

pierce brosnan aston martin vanquish press car

Pierce Brosnan with one of the Aston Martin Vanquish press cars in 2002
 

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish James Bond Press Car #007, rear view
photo © Alan Kenny

This particular Vanquish was first owned by Aston Martin's then Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez.

Aston Martin Vanquish press car optional extras side view missiles guns

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish James Bond Press Car #007
photo © Alan Kenny

This car will be auctioned on Saturday 11th November, 2023 at 10.00am GMT at NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Guide price: £55,000 - £65,000 

The newly added props will be included in the sale.

For more information read our earlier article or visit Iconic Auctioneers.

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