Meet Doug Redenius: Inside the collection
Doug owns more than 30 screen-used vehicles from James Bond movies.
Apr. 12, 2020
The name is Redenius, Doug Redenius. This former postal worker has been one of the world's most pre-eminent James Bond collectors for more than 30 years. Doug, a Bond fan since Goldfinger first came out in theaters in 1964, sold more than 12,000 pieces of his Bond memorabilia to a Miami collector a few years ago.
But he still controls the most valuable part of the Bond legacy — many of the vehicles featured in the movies over the years, from the helicopter in the unforgettable chase sequence in From Russia, With Love to the Q-Boat featured in the awesome Thames River chase sequence in The World Is Not Enough.
Doug controls the collection as the co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation, which displays the vehicles at charitable fund-raisers. Fellow Ian Fleming Foundation board member Colin Clark, an airline mechanic and Bond fan that maintains many of the vehicles in the collection, joins him.
Lisa has brought radio and television host Roe Conn to the airplane hangar where the Bond vehicles are stored. Roe is a longtime Bond fan and veteran 007 memorabilia collector who appraised Doug's collection.
1. 'From Russia with Love' Helicopter
This yellow copter chased down Sean Connery in an unforgettable sequence in the second James Bond adventure. Dr. No left little behind, so this is one of the earliest vehicles in the collection. No wonder it's worth $500,000.
2. 'License to Kill' opening sequence plane
The villain attempted to get away in the opening scene of this second Timothy Dalton Bond film (which also happened to feature Doug in the wedding scene!). It's worth $100,000.
3. 'For Your Eyes Only' Submarine
This vehicle holds a special place in Doug's collection — it was the one that kicked off his Ian Fleming Foundation, the first of 38 vehicles. It is not an operating submarine, but it is super cool — and worth $150,000.
4. Submarine interior
Here's a look inside the Nautilus sub.
5. 'The World Is Not Enough' Q-Boat
Pierce Brosnan's Bond zipped around the River Thames in this jet boat. It's an iconic moment from that Bond era. Oh, the boat also goes 80 m.p.h.
6. Q-boat interior
This awesome speedster is worth $300,000.
7. Q-Boat laptop
Here's a closer look at the prop computer.
8. 'Die Another Day' Jaguar
The villain Zao drove this sportscar in the Pierce Brosnan movie. The color was made specifically for the film.
9. 'The Living Daylights' Aston Martin
It's not a real Aston Martin — rather a model made of fiberglass. It was kitted to have skis and spiked tires for a winter chase. Still, real car or not, it's worth $250,000.
10. 'License to Kill' truck
This big rig made for one of the most memorable stunts in the series — when the semi balances on one side to avoid a missle.
11. 'The World Is Not Enough' Flying Snowmobile
These soaring snowmobiles, which took to the air via parachutes and fans, were used in an alpine chase.
12. Lisa dives into the collection
You would want to play in this collection, too. It's worth at least $10,000,000.