If you ever wanted to own James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, you are out of luck.
Only 10 were even made and, of those, just 2 remain in tact. Most were damaged during filming.
Bond by DB10
At a charity auction in London, the only DB10 that will ever be made available to the public was sold.
The chances of you talking the buyer into selling it to you are slim. Especially since the new owner’s identity is a mystery.
You would also have to top the $3.5 million that the buyer paid for this piece of cinematic history.
This particular vehicle was a “show car.” It was left unmodified and used mostly for close-up camera shots In the latest Bond film “Spectre.”
While the car’s engine is fully functioning, the vehicle is not street legal. As a film model, it does not receive certification or approval for use on any public roads.
Luckily for the owner, it does still qualifies for the Aston Martin Assured Provenance program.
What did $3.5 million get the unknown buyer?
a) Exclusive possession of the world’s only personally owned DB10
b) 4.7-liter V-8, 420 horsepower engine
c) Six-speed manual transmission
d) 0-60 mph in 3.2 (per the film)
e) 301 kph top speed
f) a piece of automotive and film history
g) a major tax write off – all the proceeds of the auction went to benefit Médecins Sans Frontières.
h) Serious bragging rights
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer spoke concerning the auction. “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.”
The closest thing the public can get their hands on is the Aston Martin Vantage. It is the model that the DB10 for Bond was based on. The engine specs are almost identical, though the body style differs considerably. The price tag is also a bit lower. Base models for the Vantage start at $121,295.
At last check, though, no rocket-launching, smoke screen-releasing, submersible, invisibility-shielded, remotely-driven versions were being produced.