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.