Aston Martin has taken the wraps off a new plug-in electric concept car. The RapidE, unveiled on Wednesday at London's Lancaster House in order to coincide with the visit of China's president Xi Jinping, could be on sale before the end of next year.
The 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/5 Mk I that inspired Ian Fleming when writing his James Bond novel "Goldfinger" will be auctioned by Coys of Kensington at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England, on Saturday.
Although the standard Aston Martin Vanquish Volante has already made its European debut, a strictly limited version will be the first example to arrive on U.S. shores. The car became world famous when Prince William and Kate Middleton took it for a spin during their royal wedding.
Posters, set models and Daniel Craig's swim trunks are among items up for grabs in an auction of memorabilia from the James Bond movies.
Christie's auction house is selling the items to coincide with the 50th birthday of the spy movie series.