James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, made for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, has sold for £2,434,500 ($4.85million) after going under the auctioneer’s gavel at Christie’s in London.
The buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history – the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale. Giving a glimpse of the future design direction of the brand, production of the DB10 was strictly limited to 10 models. The bespoke sports car was developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s headquarters in the UK for the Bond film.
Eight of the DB10s were modified for filming, but two of those produced were kept back as show cars for display purposes only and the auctioned DB10 is one of them.
The money raised by the auction of the Aston Martin DB10 will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF – or ‘Doctors without Borders’ – is a global humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.
“The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer. “Only 10 will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale. It’s great to see this DB10 raising vital funds for Médecins Sans Frontières, it is a fantastic charity that we are delighted to support”.