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Aston Martin DB10 sells for £2.4m at James Bond auction

One of the ten DB10 models produced by Aston Martin for Spectre has been sold for £2,434,500 at a charity auction


An Aston Martin DB10, one of the ten examples built for the filming of Spectre, has sold for a total of £2,434,500. This bespoke model was created for the latest James Bond movie, and the car sold here will be the only example to be released into private hands. The Christie's live auction raised a total of £2,785,500, which will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
 
While it’s a fantastic looking car, the DB10’s appeal was thought to be significantly limited by the fact that it isn’t homologated or registered for road usage. This was most certainly not the case, as bidding quickly surpassed the original £1,000,000-£1,500,000 estimate. Although it can never be driven on the road, the winning bidder will get a Daniel Craig-signed plaque, as well as Platinum Aston Martin Works Assured Provenance for the DB10.  
 
‘Spectre - the auction’ took place on 18 February to coincide with the release of Spectre on DVD and Bluray, and featured ten lots with a further 14 items being offered via the online auction, which ends on 23 February. Other sale highlights include the custom laptop used by Q (to be sold online with a £4000-£6000 estimate), as well as the Omega Seamaster 300 as worn by Daniel Craig in the film (selling for £92,500 against an estimate of £15,000-£20,000). 
 
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer commented: ‘The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. 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’.
 
When it was first revealed, the DB10 promised Aston Martin fans a glimpse at the future direction of the company’s next big production model, which will be called the DB11. While the DB10 built for the film is simply a dressed up V8 Vantage, the DB11 is expected to feature all new underpinnings, as well as heavily revised Aston Martin V12 power, as well as a new twin-turbo AMG V8 powerplant. 
 
This living breathing concept car is rather special then, and although Aston Martin built just ten for the film, the interior is just as exquisitely finished, as you would expect a production car. Like the outside, it provides a look at the future design direction of the company.
 
While James Bond has had flirtations with many different cars over the year (see our best Bond cars feature here), it’s the secret agent’s long-standing 50-year relationship with Aston Martin that has driven the company to create this the bespoke the car. 
 
Despite the fact it will never be driven legally on the road, evo magazine managed to give the DB10 a thorough test at the Millbrook proving ground (where keen Bond fans should recognise the Alpine handling course from the Casino Royale car chase). Watch the video below, or read the full review here.


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