Last Thursday, February 18, extremely dedicated James Bond fans (and car aficionados) gathered at Christie’s auction in London for their chance to earn a one-of-a-kind keepsake from the most recent movie, Spectre. The coveted prize? Aston Martin’s DB10.
Aston Martin has been the car sponsor for the James Bond films for 50 years, and their latest project DB10 has been the greatest of them all. Equipped with futuristic technologies and advanced mechanisms, Aston Martin only created 10 models of the beloved Bond vehicle. Unfortunately for the public, the model sold at auction will be the only model Aston Martin will release to the public for purchasing.
After all was said and done, the Bond car sold for an astounding £2,434,500 (over $3 million). The profit raised from selling the DB10 went to benefit the Doctors Without Borders organization, which is a medical-based group that helps treat people in dire need of medical attention due to natural disasters, epidemics or unforeseen circumstances.
“The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created,” says Dr. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, in a press release. “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 [Doctors Without Borders]. It’s a fantastic charity that we’re delighted to support.”
To learn more about the DB10, please visit www.astonmartin.com/en/db10.
Check out Aston Martin’s video of the DB10 below:
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