Besides the amazing stunts, the slick suits and the beautiful women, a top draw of the long series of James Bonds films is, of course, the sleek, sexy and stylish cars featured, particularly those driven by Agent 007 himself. Now, one of those rides is headed to the auction block.
E3 Spark Plugs has just confirmed that the Aston Martin DB10 featured in the latest Bond film, Spectre, starring Daniel Craig, will up for grabs at the February 18 Christie’s auction in London. UK-based Aston Martin designed the DB10 specifically for Bond and built 10 of them for the film, which debuted in September and has since racked up a worldwide box office gross of $872,474,269, according to IMDB.com. Based on the V8 Vantage, the ride features a 4.7-liter V8, six-speed gearbox and carbon-fiber body. Eight of the DB10s built for filming were modified, but two, including the one to be auctioned, were untouched, save for a plaque with Daniel Craig’s autograph.
Of course, if you’re the winning bidder, you may need to down a martini – shaken, not stirred – or two when you sign on the dotted line, as the going price is expected to top 1 million pounds. That’s $1.4 million in US dollars. But it’s all for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the United Nations Mine Action Service and a few other charitable organizations.
If Bond’s DB10 is a bit out of your budget, no worries. Bond fans will be able to bid on an array of other film memorabilia including the Omega Seamaster 300 watch and a pair of Tom Ford “Snowdon” sunglasses worn by Craig, and the laptop computer used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q. Some items, including the Aston Martin and watch will be offered in the live auction, while others, including the sunglasses and laptop, will be available via an online auction dubbed Spectre – The Auction, February 16-23.
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