James Bond Bids Farewell to the Aston Martin DB10, Sold at Auction for $3.5M

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Spectre was a film that showcased one of the darker corners of spy extraordinaire James Bond. On the other hand, ask a gearhead about what he liked most about the latest 007 movie and he’ll most probably tell you the car. More specifically, an Aston Martin DB10, which was sold for $3.5 million by Christie’s.
Before the auctioneer’s gavel sealed the purchase, the auction house’s experts estimated the DB10 would sell for between $1.4 million and $2.1 million. Only 10 units of this thing were ever made and all have been used in the filming of Spectre. Built by hand and designed by the most talented men and women working at the Gaydon plant, the Aston Martin DB10 is an interesting piece of cinema and automotive history.

The only unit ever sold is underpinned by an evolution of the VH platform. Compared to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the DB10 has a longer wheelbase and it’s almost as wide as the One-77 hypercar. A 4.7-liter V8 with 436 PS and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque motivates the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s not much by modern V8 grand tourer standards, but it’s enough for most people.

At the end of the day, though, no one would spend such a huge amount of money for those output figures alone. Instead, the winning bidder acquired a hero car driven by Double Oh Seven. Besides that, the sale of James Bond’s Aston Martin benefits the Medecins Sans Frontieres global humanitarian aid organization. Every cent counts when your business is all about providing medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and other tremendous 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,” commented Dr. Andy Palmer, the chief executive officer of Aston Martin.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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