James Bond Aston Martin DB10 Gone for £2.4million
Yesterday at Christie’s auction to celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Spectre on Blu-ray and DVD on 22 February, Christie’s and EON Productions that over the 50 years given us 24 Bond movies, presented a live charity auction of ten star lots of Spectre memorabilia. The highlight of the auction was the not-a-road-worthy Aston Martin DB10 that went under the hammer for a whopping £2.4 million.
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.
4.7l-V8 engine with a heart pounding 500bhp and and propels the 007 car to terminal velocity of 190mph in a shade under 3 Seconds.
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”.
DB10 was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its relationship with James Bond on 17 September 2014. That’s 50 years on from the world premiere of Goldfinger starring Sean Connery as 007 and the iconic DB5. Its one of the closely guarded secret that also showcases the future of Aston Martin designs direction.
Aston Martin reveal that 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. Other than the DB10 there were few other items that were presented Omega Seamaster 300 watch, a James Bond’s Day of the Dead costume/ skull Mask and oval grey mother-of-pearl JB cuff links by Tom Ford to name a few.
Image Credits: Aston Martin/ Christie’s auction