Ultimate James Bond collection to be sold

00:22, Feb 26 2014
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Visitors walk past a Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the James Bond Film Diamonds are Forever at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A man looks at the two Aston Martin DBS that were used in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A musuem visitor looks at the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Aston Martin DBS that was damaged in the making of the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace on display in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars including a BMW Z8 that was used in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that was used in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars, including a roofless Renault 11 TXE that was used in the 1985 James Bond film A View To a Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Lotus Esprit S1 that was used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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The revolving number plate on the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and a Tuk-Tuk taxi that was used in Octopussy in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars, including a roofless Renault 11 TXE that was used in the 1985 James Bond film A View To a Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Rolls-Royce Phantom III that was used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
Actress and former "Bond Girl", Britt Ekland, poses for photographers with an Aston Martin DB5 from the James Bond film Goldfinger at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from the movie Goldfinger.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962)
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).

The ultimate collection of James Bond toys is up for sale.

Cars, hovercrafts, boats, planes and even a tank are part of the multi-million dollar collection of James Bond props put up for sale by a US 007 fan.

US property tycoon Michael Dezer accrued 57 vehicles from to Dr No to Skyfall for his museum in Miami but has now decided to unload them.

The vehicles reflect dozens of motoring moments in cinema, though not all were used for filming.

But Pierce Brosnan's wall-busting T55 tank from Goldeneye is there, along with his missile-equipped Aston Martin and a gun-toting Jaguar used in the icy climax of Die Another Day.

A ski-fitted Lotus Esprit steered by Roger Moore is included in the sale, along with an Aston Martin DBS driven by George Lazenby.

A Lockheed Jetstar can take to the skies in comfort, or a Little Nellie gyrocopter can get you behind enemy lines without making a fuss.

Rare exotics such as a BMW Z8 and Toyota 2000GT roadster are worth considerable money alone, while tamer motors including a Tuk Tuk taxi and Lada Riva heavily benefit from their ties to the Bond franchise.

Silver screen henchmen are represented through a Rolls-Royce limousine driven by Oddjob in Goldfinger.

There are a few cars missing from the collection. A Lotus submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me recently sold separately for around NZ$1 million, and highly desirable Aston Martins driven by Sean Connery are also absent.

Dezer intends to sell the collection as a whole for £20 million (NZ$40m) rather than dividing it into smaller chunks.

That makes it difficult for regular film fans to buy a taste of Bond culture, but for one lucky collector it could be the best way to feel like a secret agent.

* An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the George Lazenby Aston Martin was a DB5 when in fact it was a DBS.

-Fairfax News Australia

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