007’s 'Spectre' Aston Martin DB10 fetches $4.8M for charity

Sale of James Bond’s latest Aston Martin will help fund Médecins Sans Frontières

Published: February 19, 2016, 3:50 AM
Updated: November 23, 2021, 2:51 PM

Aston-Martin DB10 - 'James Bond 'Spectre'

The Aston Martin DB10 that James Bond (Daniel Craig) drove in the latest 007 flick, Spectre, was never intended to become a production model. Only 10 were built, eight of which were modified for use in the making of the movie.

The other two were kept pristine as show cars for display and photo purposes only. Now one of those has been sold at auction, by Christie's, for a spectacular winning bid of £2,434,500. ($4,820,928 CAD).

The money raised by the auction will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF ) – ‘Doctors without Borders’ –a global humanitarian aid organization that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.

The winning bidder now owns a true piece of both automotive and movie history and the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale. The DB10 celebrates the British brand’s half-century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5.

Not a true production model, the DB10 was developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK specifically for the latest Bond film, Spectre.

According to 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 is said, however, to give a glimpse of the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins, which will make its public debut in a couple weeks at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.