The Aston Martin DB10 seen in the James Bond movie Spectre recently went up for auction – and smashed its original estimate by almost double.
Christies, which took care of the auction on behalf of Eon Productions, sold the Aston Martin DB10 for a whopping £2,434,500. That’s enough to buy 14 of the £165,000 DB9 GT Bond Edition or six one-car garages in Kensington and Chelsea.
Proceeds from the sale will go to medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres, which is running vital medical projects in South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and The United Nations Mine Action Service, which deals with the ‘problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war’.
Aston Martin built 10 DB10 models for the 007 outing, nine of which were modified for filming purposes. The remaining unmodified example is the one that went under the hammer. It is, however, a collector’s item as it’s not homologated for public roads.
The Aston Martin DB10 is seen tearing its way through Rome in Spectre, which is the latest James Bond movie and potentially the last to feature current Bond, Daniel Craig. The auction car features Craig’s signature.
Given the DB10 has a 4.7-litre V8 that develops around 500bhp and a top speed of 190mph, it is a shame the British supercar will have to spend life on private land or the track. But that’s maybe not such a bad thing when the carbon fibre wonder is a one-of-a-kind.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only ten will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale.”
He added: “It’s great to see this DB10 raising vital funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres, it is a fantastic charity that we are delighted to support.”
A total of £2,785,500 was raised for all the 007-related memorabilia, which included a watch worn by Bond and another by M (played by Ralph Fiennes), sheet music signed by opening song writer Sam Smith and a final script from the movie.