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Bond's Bentley on the Block

  • Jared Paul Stern


You can pick up a vintage Bentley that once belonged to Sean Connery, the greatest Bond of all, at Bonhams' auto auction as part of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast's Club's annual rally this weekend for a relative pittance. The beautiful 1961 S2 saloon, finished in two-tone Tudor Grey / Shell Grey with a contrasting red leather interior, is estimated at only £12,000 - £15,000, or about $24,000 - $30,000, a fraction of what a new, less distinguished model *sans* pedigree will cost you.

The rally takes place this Saturday at Kelmarsh Hall, an 18th century manor house near Northampton that could easily serve as the setting for a P.G. Wodehouse novel. Hell, it's probably worth the trip even if you don't plan on plunking down fifteen thousand pounds for such a stylish ride.