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Bond car price 'shakes' bidder
Pierce Brosnan with the James Bond Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin cars are frequently the stars in Bond films

The owner of a car museum in Cumbria says he is "shaken" by the price he has paid to secure a James Bond car.

Peter Nelson, who owns the Cars of the Stars museum in Keswick, paid 210,000 for the Aston Martin which starred in Die Another Day.

The Tungsten silver V12 Vanquish was last seen racing across a frozen lake with Pierce Brosnan at the wheel.

It was sold at the annual Bonham's sale, at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell Works Service, Buckinghamshire last week.

School run

Mr Nelson said: "I have a number of James Bond vehicles but this really is the most fabulous thing I've ever been in.

"I sat in it and it fit me perfectly. I can't wait to take it for a drive and my children are desperate for me to pick them up from school in it.

"But I'm a bit shaken and stirred because it's not a cheap car."

The museum now have 25 Bond cars - one of the largest collections in the world.

The latest acquisition will go to Edinburgh, and then to Keswick.

The vehicle is one of three 'hero cars' driven by Bond on the Icelandic set.

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