• Oct 13, 2008

The people behind the latest Bond films seem to have a knack for destroying perfectly good Aston Martin DBSs. First they rolled one (repeatedly) in shooting Casino Royale. Never missing an opportunity to total a perfectly good Aston, they crashed another one in a rock quarry for the opening sequence of the upcoming Quantum of Solace sequel, but not before a factory test driver tanked another one into Lake Garda in northern Italy. And while you might figure a totaled Aston would, naturally, be worth less than a new one, you've evidently underestimated the clout of the 007 mystique.

Daniel Craig, the latest actor to take up the James Bond mantle, has revealed that the tanked DBS was extracted from the Italian lake and sold to a collector for an outrageous £200,000, some 60,000 thousand pounds sterling more than the £134k price of a brand new (and functional) example of the top-of-the-line British supercar. Somebody evidently needs to explain to said collector that the DBS in question was not a working example of the submersible Lotus from For Your Eyes Only. Rinspeed's got that one covered.

[Source: What Car?]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Also as a Bond fan, and a Bigger Aston Martin fan, I have to point out that the car flipped in Casino Royale was in fact a DB9 with a DBS body kit (granted it was a cost saving measure, as the hero car was a DBS). Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the new movie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can see the CARMAX commercial now...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aston Martin DBS

      NEW CARPET!!!!

      £200,000 o.b.o.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That is why you only buy used cars with CARFAX. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did the Carfax check pan out?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that Aston Martin in the lake? yah a CARMAX in the making . . .

      http://bid4goodies.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is just more proof that lots of money has no direct relationship to lots of brains.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Money is meant to bring utility. If you have enough money, utility is covered and all that's left is to use it to bring happiness. If this 120k brings him more happiness than buying a new suit, or even a new car, then more power to him.

        The funny thing is that it's quite possible this car will depreciate less than if it was new.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And coming up with overused cliche statement such as yours is proof of...?
        The guy has money to spare...he's a collector. When collecting, everything becomes subjective.
          • 6 Years Ago
          So you must have bought a wrecked water logged car yourself, I'm glad you can relate to this guy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, the submersible Lotus was not in For Your Eyes Only - it was in The Spy Who Loved Me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For only 20k over sticker I would've drove one into the water for him.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would be VERY interested to see what else this guy has in his collection. A dozen wrecked General Lees? What he could scrape off the bulldozer on the set of Vanishing Point? Maybe an engine less Miura P400 recovered from the bottom of a cliff?
      • 6 Years Ago
      he did it beacuase of the excellent italian fishes inside
        • 6 Years Ago
        sure, and he used the radiator cowling of a nearby A4 to cook it ;-)
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