We all admired it in the latest series of the popular James Bond: Spectre. It was the car that took James Bond in some dangerous missions and managed to run from the Jaguar CX-75 concept, driven by the bad guy.
Now, the very rare Aston Martin DB10 went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Christie’s in London. The bidding was tense and exciting before a final bid of an amazing £2,434,500.
It is 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 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.