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Aston Martin To Auction Off DB10 Bond Movie Car

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On: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 12:17PM | By: Carl Malek

Aston Martin To Auction Off DB10 Bond Movie Car

Collectors and James Bond fans will have a rare opportunity to relive their favorite spy fantasies if they can secure the highest bid for the Aston Martin DB10 when it crosses the auction block at Christie's in London, England, on February 18th.

The DB10 was specifically designed to be the star vehicle in the recently released James Bond film Spectre and played a key role in the film's climactic chase scene. This auction will mark the first time that one has ever been offered for sale to the public. Only a 10 were built, and the bulk of them were used, and ultimately destroyed, during filming. However, the example that will be offered for auction was one of two show cars that were kept in mint condition, and displayed throughout the world at various events.

The fully functionalexample featured here is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 borrowed from the current generation Vantage; it sends its power to the rear wheels through a six speed manual transmission. The car is capable of a top speed of 190 mph, but Aston Martin has not released formal performance specifications as of yet, and it appears that the company has no plans of doing so in the near future. Regardless, the car should still be able to move at a reasonable pace, thanks to its construction of lightweight materials including carbon fiber and aluminum. As a bonus, the car was signed by Daniel Craig, the man who played Bond in Spectre. The interior is mainly functional, but having sat inside the second DB10 show car myself, I expect the interior to have a degree of fragility with some components and buttons being held together by glue versus formal assembly methods.

There is one more thing you need to know. The Aston Martin press release states:The car is not homologated, certified or approved for use on any public roads and has not undergone the testing processes used for production cars...

Christie's expects the car to fetch roughly between 1 million and 1.5 million pounds, the equivalent to $1.43 million and $2.14 million respectively. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to various charitable organizations including MédecinsSans Frontières and other organizations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service.


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