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Bond in Motion

London Film Museum

The world's most famous secret agent's vehicles and gadgets are coming to the London Film Museum.

The "Bond in Motion" exhibition, which celebrates 50 years of explosive adventures by James Bond, will showcase some of the most iconic vehicles, gadgets and props featured in the films.

If looking is not enough and you want a piece of the action, you're in luck. Miami real estate developer Michael Dezer, an avid Bond fan, is looking to find a new home for his collection of memorabilia. It includes cars, motorcycles, a helicopter and a plane priced at a neat $33 million.

Some of the models up for auction also feature in the London exhibition. Click ahead for highlights.

—By CNBC's Alice Tidey.
Posted 21 March 2014

Aston Martin DB5 - 'GoldenEye'

London Film Museum

Aston Martin's DB5 seems to be one of 007's favorites, having appeared in five movies. It made its debut in the 1964 movie "Goldfinger." The model on display, however, is much more recent and was used in the 1995 "GoldenEye." which used three DB5s for filming.

In June 2010, one of the DB5s used in "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" was auctioned off by its owner for a cool £2.6 million ($4.3 million).


Lotus Esprit SI Wet Nellie - 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

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Used in the 1977 movie "The Spy Who Loved Me," the Wet Nellie is a fully functional submarine car with a story of its own.

After filming ended, the car was put in a storage unit and forgotten. Ten years later, the storage unit was bought for under $100 and the new owners, previously unaware of what the unit contained, occasionally exhibited the car.

In September 2013, the car was sold at auction for £616,000 ($1.01 million).

(Read more: James Bond submarine car fails to wow at auction)

Jaguar XKR - 'Die Another Day'

London Film Museum

This car may have belonged to the villain Zao in "Die Another Day," but it could have come right out of Q's workshop.

Equipped with thermal imaging capabilities, mortar bombs, front ramming spikes, rockets and missiles, it gave Bond's Aston Martin Vanquish a run for its money on the frozen plains of Iceland. No fewer than eight cars were used for filming.

In October 2010, one of the four four-wheel-drive models used in the movie was auctioned off and went for double its estimated price at £56,000 ($92,700).


Q Boat - 'The World Is Not Enough'

London Film Museum

Q's unfinished high-speed jet boat is the star of the long action sequence in "The World Is Not Enough."

The "hydroboat," as the aging engineer calls it, has no need for conventional propellers. Instead, it sucks water in at the front and ejects it, at high pressure, in the back.

Want one? Get in touch with Dezer: He has one.

Aston Martin DBS - 'Quantum of Solace'

London Film Museum

Introduced in "Casino Royale," the Aston Martin DBS made another appearance in the sequel "Quantum of Solace." Both movies, however, saw the car meets a tragic fate.

In fact, it featured in the Guinness Book of Records for setting a world mark for "most cannon rolls in a car"—seven.

And the car's tragic end is not just fictional. During filming for "Quantum," one of the cars was wrecked after a driver who was supposed to deliver the car to the set accidentally drove it into Lake Garda.

In October 2012, British auction house Christie's sold one of the models used in "Quantum" for $390,101, a whopping $150,000 above the top of its estimated range.



Little Nellie - 'You Only Live Twice'

London Film Museum

Used in the 1967 "You Only Live Twice." the Little Nellie is a autogyro, a self-rotating flying vehicle that uses air to generate rotation.

It was developed by former Royal Air Force Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who created several prototypes in the early 1960s and flew the modified model himself in the film.

The engine is named after British music hall star Nellie Wallace.

Aston Martin V12 - 'Die Another Day'

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Q's answer to Zao's green Jaguar XKR was an Aston Martin V-12 Vanquish.

Nicknamed "Vanish," the car is one of Bond's most notorious because of its cloaking ability that makes the car practically invisible.

In 2003, one of the Vanquish cars used on the set was auctioned for £210,500 ($346,000), without the stealth option.



Crocodile Submarine - 'Octopussy'

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A far cry from the usual sleek and expensive vehicles featured in the franchise, the Crocodile Submarine allowed Roger Moore's James Bond to sneak around Octopussy's island unnoticed.

The full life replica of a crocodile consisted of a fiberglass hull and was covered in real crocodile skin. It was equipped with an electric motor and propeller and allowed one man to lay flat inside.


Aston Martin V-8 - 'The Living Daylights'

London Film Museum

James Bond uses two different V-8 models in the 1987 "The Living Daylights" movie, although viewers are made to believe they are the same.

So how do you switch from a convertible to a normal model? You have Q "winterize," naturally.