The Aston Martin DB10 will be auctioned off at Christie’s this coming February 18th. The DB10 is the car that Aston Martin exclusively made for James Bond. The proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières. The event is dubbed as ‘Spectre – The Auction’ and while the prime item is the DB10, it will also include 24 other special auction lots.
The event will also commemorate the release of this 24th Bond film in three formats: DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD. This luxury British brand has been part of the Bond films for 50 years. While Aston Martin’s initial foray with these films was with the DB5, the DB10 provides a preview of where the brand’s next generation is headed in terms of design.
The DB10 was created for the film ‘Spectre’ at its headquarters in Gaydon. The model was not only developed but also hand-built by different teams that included designers, engineers, and even artisans. To ensure its exclusivity, only ten units were made for the DB10.
However the model that is up for auction will be the only one in this product line to be offered for private ownership. In addition, it is the only Aston Martin to have been given Aston Martin Works Assured Provenance scheme’s platinum award.
This scheme is the only authorized authentication program that is allowed by Aston Martin in-house. The Assured Provenance program is managed and operated by Aston Martin Works, the brand’s celebrated in-house heritage facility.
The program itself uses the unparalleled knowledge of a committee composed of experts from Aston Martin. One of the processes involved in examining and then authenticating the DB10 is to run a digital scan which is then confirmed and then kept in a very secure archive for any future references.
DB10 has a 4.7-liter V8 engine that runs on petrol and is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox resulting in an estimated maximum speed of 190 mph. The exterior is composed of carbon fiber with the interior also having features in carbon fiber and aluminum with the overall look showing that everything was thoroughly handmade and used the finest of leather.
The Aston Martin DB10 used in the film has mainly been modified but the model to be auctioned off is just one of two “show” cars. What this means is that it has often been displayed and is therefore unmodified and remains in its original form.
This model was shown when ‘Spectre’ premiered at London’s Royal Albert Hall and was even signed by none other than Daniel Craig, the current James Bond. The auction is scheduled for February 18 and will be held at Christie’s auction house located at King Street in London.