The popularity of James Bond films fuels demand for old cars, with some models offering substantial returns.
THE DEMAND FOR CLASSIC CARS HAS INCREASED BY 45 PERCENT in recent weeks, as the new James Bond film is slated to hit theaters at the end of September.
The 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, will be released on September 30, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the final time.
The film was supposed to be released in April 2020, but the pandemic has forced it to be postponed significantly.
Many enthusiastic fans are seeking for some of the franchise’s most iconic automobiles, including the Aston Martin DB5 and V8 saloon, as they prepare to watch the next spy thriller.
The Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous Bond automobile, appearing in eight films to date, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Casino Royale, and the upcoming No Time To Die.
The Aston Martin V8 saloon — another legendary Bond supercar likely to appear in the forthcoming film – has seen a 29 percent rise in searches.
The Lotus Esprit (the underwater 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 both become popular searches.
Searches for DB5s have spiked by 45 percent in the previous 30 days, according to statistics from PrestigeDriverApp, with vehicle collectors and Bond superfans alike clamoring to own a piece of Bond history.
Depending on the condition, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 can sell for between £400,000 and £900,000.
The DB5 was first released in 1964, and it is still the only production car featuring a 5-speed transmission, power windows, tinted glass, and twin fuel filler caps.
Fewer than 900 coupes were made for worldwide distribution, with many of them reconditioned by reputable specialists.
The appeal of Bond-themed classic automobiles has been heralded by Reuben Smith, proprietor of PrestigeDriverApp.
“James Bond is synonymous with driving some of the world’s most exclusive supercars, so it’s no surprise that collectors are once again tuned in to some of the film’s most iconic automobiles as excitement mounts for the next release,” they stated.
“Aston Martin is undoubtedly the automobile company best identified with the films, despite the fact that Bond’s car of choice in the original Ian Fleming books was a Bentley.
“The franchise has featured a number of models.”Brinkwire Summary News”.