Very rare Aston Martin DB10 made for James Bond film auctioned off for £2,434,500

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 25, 2016

Christie’s has sold for a whopping £2,434,500 a rare Aston Martin DB10 that was created for the James Bond film Spectre. The Aston Martin DB10 celebrates the marque's 50 years of association with James Bond, starting from the DB5.

Aston Martin only produced 10 examples of the DB10 bespoke sports car – thereby providing a preview of the future design direction for the marque's next generation vehicles. Aston Martin – along with its designers, engineers and craftspeople at its Gaydon headquarters in the United Kingdom – specifically developed the DB10 for the latest Bond film Spectre.

Eight of the 10 examples were modified for the filming of the movie. Two of the models were reserved as exhibition cars; one of them was the model that was auctioned off.

Money raised from the Aston Martin DB10 auction will go to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or ‘Doctors without Borders,’ a global humanitarian aid group providing medical care and support to victims of armed conflict and epidemics.

The ‘James Bond Spectre – The Live Auction’ involves public sales of 10 lots as well as online sale of 14 more. This auction, slated until February 23, celebrates the release of the latest Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer described the DB10 as one of the "rarest cars ever created," noting only 10 were produced and the model on the auction is the only one made available for sale. He added that Aston Martin is delighted to support the Médecins Sans Frontières with the funds raise from the DB10 auction.

Press Release

007’S ASTON MARTIN DB10 SELLS FOR £2.4 MILLION BENEFITING MSF

The highly coveted and incredibly rare Aston Martin DB10 made for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Christie’s in London last night. The bidding was tense and exciting before a final bid of an amazing £2,434,500.

The buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history; the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale. Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse of the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins. Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to 10 models of the bespoke sports car which was developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK for the latest Bond film, Spectre.

Eight of the DB10’s were modified for filming, but two of those produced were kept back as show cars for display purposes only and the DB10 auctioned is one of them.

The money raised by the auction of the Aston Martin DB10 will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières. 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.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer. “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”.

‘James Bond Spectre – The Live Auction’, was a unique collection of 10 lots, a further 14 are available in the online sale, which continues until 23 February, celebrating the release of the 24th Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD.

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