Movie fans have been given a chance to own ‘James Bond’s’ car – as the flash sports car once owned by Sean Connery goes up for auction.
The classic white BMW 635 CSI was owned by the late Sean Connery between 1989 and 1998.
It was introduced in 1976 and remained in production until 1989.
Powered by a six-cylinder engine, the sporty coupe was capable of 143mph – a high speed at the time – and could reach 62mph in a respectable 7.6 seconds.
The car is currently up for auction with online site The Market.
A spokesperson said: “We don’t know what you were doing between ’89 and ’98, but the first owner of this car was doing Highlander II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, The Russia House, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, A Good Man in Africa, First Knight, and The Rock.
“From what we can ascertain, the late, great Sir Thomas Sean Connery bought this LHD BMW 635CSi in 1989/90 and sold it in 1998, when it became the property of a Lancashire BMW main dealer.
“At the time, Mr Connery lived at ‘Casa Malibu’ in Marbella, Spain, where the Iberian climate and salt-free roads no doubt contributed towards the excellent condition of the vehicle today.”
The auction has so far reached £16,500 – but experts from The Market predict that this lot could reach £60,000.
A spokesman added: “The car’s low mileage must be at least partly attributable to the fact that during his period of ownership, Mr Connery was quite busy making films.
“This is a highly original, authentic car and is in excellent condition.
“After its decade of Spanish sunshine in the careful hands of most people’s favourite 007, the car was in dry storage in the UK from 1998 to 2007, and then in dry storage again, this time in Luxembourg, from 2008 to 2019.
“It made a brief appearance in 2016 in order to attend a BMW 100 Years event in Belgium.
“The car starts, goes and stops precisely as the fine engineers of Dingolfing, Lower Bavaria, intended.
“The fact that is still does it so well nearly 35 years later is a testament to the care and attention that’s been lavished upon the car across its lifetime.
“Everything about it feels solid, true and built to last.
“It drives beautifully, pulling strongly across all five forward gears in the manual box.”
The auction ends on Sunday, January 17.