As well as these examples of engineering, the sale features the Marc Slattery Collection of James Bond art, posters and memorabilia.

Barnebys have chosen a small selection of the incredible pieces going under the hammer, including the high speed jet boat created for and used in the pre-title sequence of the Pierce Brosnan Bond film The World is Not Enough.

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This vessel was specially constructed for use in the opening scenes in which Bond pursues the villains along the river Thames. Fifteen versions of 'Q's high-tech boat were created, four of which, including this one, were fully functional, powered by 5.7L V8 engine. The others were designed for special effects sequences including underwater and barrel role shots. Just nine of the 'Q Boats' remain, mostly as part of touring exhibitions and museums.

This particular version had the filming canopy removed once production wrapped, but retains a number of original filming features including a racing driver's seat, steering wheel and most importantly, the functional watertight Chevy engine.

The sale will take place on December 1 2015. Search Coys on Barnebys here.

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