ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PROMISES TREAT FOR CLASSIC CAR AND JAMES BOND ENTHUSIASTS ALIKE

Organisers reveal that Jaguar C-X75 stunt car from James Bond ‘Spectre’ film will be auctioned during RM Sotheby’s inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Auction during five-day festival race weekend

Adding to the end-of-season atmosphere, the auction will take place at Yas Marina Circuit’s F1® Fanzone and will offer ticket holders the opportunity to see a range of the world’s most desirable classics before they go under the hammer

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, November 3, 2019: Yas Marina Circuit and R.M Sotheby’s have revealed that among the range of incredible motor cars up for auction during the five-day FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019 festival, a classic James Bond stunt car has been added to the list.

The inaugural Grand Prix Auction will take place at Yas Marina Circuit and a 2015 Jaguar C-X75, which featured as the villain’s car in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’, has been confirmed as an addition to the already impressive line-up of automotive classics.

The car, chassis no.001 is one of Jaguar C-X75 examples used as stunt cars in the film and is a version of a never-produced Jaguar concept car, built in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering. It was featured in the iconic chase through the streets of Rome, in pursuit of 007’s Aston Martin DB10. 

The auction can be watched by spectators with Paddock Club tickets, as well as those who have pre-registered. If you haven’t, don’t worry, because you will still be able to view the classic cars in a purpose-built giant tent located in the main Oasis. It will be the Middle East’s first ever major international collector car auction, right at the heart of the F1® season finale in Abu Dhabi.

The sale will focus on bringing together an expertly curated selection of significant Grand Prix racing single-seaters and road-going sports cars with a historical connection to the world of motorsport, alongside a broader collection of hand-picked, picked, blue-chip classic and supercars.

Taking place on the evening of Saturday 30 November at Yas Marina Circuit, the auction joins an incredible five-day race festival line-up of on-track and off-track entertainment. 

Starting with Super Thursday and the ever-popular Public Pitlane Walk, the action continues across the entire weekend to Monday. The 48th UAE National Day on Monday 2nd December will be marked by a whole day of fun activations on Abu Dhabi Hill to keep the festival mood going after the excitement of Sunday’s race day.

Ticket holders can also take their weekend up a gear by purchasing ‘Golden Circle’ upgrades for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. The upgrade packages offer the best access to the After-Race Concerts and are available at www.yasmarinacircuit.com. Prices start from AED 195.

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