£2,434,500. That’s what the only public sale of the Aston Martin DB10 driven by Daniel Craig’s James Bond in Spectre sold for, at an auction at Christie’s in London overnight. That money, nearly $5 million, goes straight to Médecins Sans Frontières, and the DB10 goes straight into the garage of one lucky car collector.
This particular DB10 is the only car of the 10 models created to go on public sale. Of the 10 built by Aston Martin, eight were constructed for and used in Spectre, one was saved for public display and the final one — the only one ever to be released into the wild — is what just sold for nearly $5 million.
The identity of the collector is not known, and it’s not likely that we’ll see this particular DB10 again; it is not able to be registered or driven on public roads. The money goes to Médecins Sans Frontières — otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders — and will be used for global humanitarian aid.
Aston Martin writes:
The buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history; 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 artisan 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.
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”.