James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 from the Spectre movie has sold for £2,434,500 at a Christie’s auction in London.
The sale of the first car created exclusively for 007 will provide vital funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.
It is the only car to date in the rarest DB lineage to be made available for private ownership, but there’s a catch – it’s been sold as a “collector’s item” because it was built to be driven in a controlled environment for filming.
The car is not homologated, certified or approved for use on any public roads and has not undergone the testing processes used for production cars, including crash and emissions testing.
Most of the DB10s were modified for use in Spectre, but the DB10 offered at Christie’s is one of only two “show” cars, which were left unmodified and used for display purposes.
The car took pride of place at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall in London and has been signed by James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.
Production of the car, which was developed and hand-built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ for the latest Bond film, was strictly limited to 10 examples.
Featuring a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox, it has an estimated top speed of around 190 mph.
The money raised by the auction 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.
“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,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.