Bond sells crashed car for a profit

* 007 turns used car salesman * Gets 200,000 for 134,000 car * The Aston Martin DBS had been destroyed in a crash, too...

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10 October 2008

Bond sells crashed car for a profit

We all know James Bond is more than adept at neutralising international crooks, bedding beautiful women and drinking vodka Martinis shaken not stirred, of course but how does he fare as a used car salesman?

Perhaps inevitably, for a man who seems to have it all, the answer's pretty well.

The Aston Martin DBS that crashed into Lake Garda while on the way to the film set of the new Bond film Quantum of Solace has been sold for more than its asking price when it was in pristine, pre-Bond condition.

The car was destroyed when it crashed off a damp mountain road near Lake Garda, Italy.

The smash was so severe that the car's driver, an Aston Martin development engineer, was knocked unconscious and sank 150 feet to the bottom of the lake, before freeing himself and swimming to the surface. Remarkably, he was virtually uninjured.

The films star, Daniel Craig, has revealed that a Bond collector paid more than 200,000 for the scrap metal, despite a DBS only costing 134,000 new.