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Original prop number plate used on Scaramanga AMC Matador in The Man With The Golden Gun for sale

27 April, 2022

An original prop number plate used on Scaramanga's AMC Matador Coupe in James Bond’s The Man With The Golden Gun from 1974 will be auctioned on May 11 in the UK.

The pressed aluminium plate is painted black with white embossed figures 'กฑส-7543' and is estimated at £3,000 - £5,000 (approx $3,700 - $6,200).

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As Stephanie Connell, Auctioneer and Valuer at Catherine Southon says: “The iconic AMC Matador Coupe is driven by Francisco Scaramanga (Sir Christopher Lee) in the film. The vehicle is instantly recognisable as the car that transforms into an aeroplane allowing Scaramanga and Nick Nack to avoid capture.”

Scaramanga and Nick Nack in the AMC Matador Coupe in The Man With The Golden Gun

She goes on to say: “American Motors Corporation provided a number of vehicles for the production as part of a publicity campaign for the company. This prop number plate was gifted postproduction to the former International Marketing & Distribution Manager for American Motors Corporation, who during his career was based in both the UK and USA. The vehicle was shipped to the production in Thailand from the UK and postproduction the vehicle was returned to Swindon, UK where the father of the
present owner was presented with plate.

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The Scaramanga licence plate is part of a two-day sale comprising 850 lots of jewellery, watches, silver; luxury accessories, furniture, textiles, paintings, ceramics, collectables plus Chinese and Japanese works of art.

Click here for the Number Plate Lot page

The Antiques & Collectables Auction takes place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 10 & 11, 2022 at Farleigh Court Golf Club, Selsdon in Surrey, and celebrates 10 years of Catherine Southon Auctioneers & Valuers.

Antiques & Collectables
May 10, 2022 10:30 AM BST Lots: 1 - 500
May 11, 2022 11:00 AM BST Lots: 501 - 864

Farleigh Court Golf Club
Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9PE

Website: www.catherinesouthon.co.uk


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