One of the ten Aston Martin DB10s created exclusively for James Bond to drive in Spectre will go under the auctioneer’s hammer for charity at Christie’s in London on February 18th, with the proceeds being donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
‘Spectre – The Auction’ will mark the release of the 24th Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, with 24 special auction lots going under the hammer for charity, led by the Aston Martin DB10.
Celebrating Aston Martin’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 the British marque’s models. Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to ten examples, which were developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters for the latest 007 film Spectre.
The DB10 being auctioned is the only example to date to be made available for private ownership. It is also the first ever Aston Martin to receive a platinum award from the Aston Martin Works Assured Provenance scheme, drawing on the unrivalled knowledge of a committee of authoritative Aston Martin experts.
The Assured Provenance certification programme is administered and run by the marque’s in-house heritage car facility – Aston Martin Works, based at the famous old Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell. As part of the painstaking procedure of examination and authentication, the DB10 has undergone a digital scan, which has been verified and held in a secure archive for future reference.
Most of the ten carbon-fibre and aluminium DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but the example offered for auction is one of only two ‘show cars’, which were left unmodified and used for display purposes. This DB10 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. The auction will take place on 18th February at Christie’s King Street auction house in London.