Going once: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 on auction
Luxury British sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin, is auctioning off the only Spectre DB10 released to the public, with estimates that start at £2,000.
“Estimates in the live auction start at £2,000 (USD 2,881), [and] we expect the sale to attract fans of James Bond and Spectre from around the world,” Nicolette Tomkinson, director at auction house Christie’s, told AMEinfo.
Christie’s is handling the DB10 auction, to be held on February 18 in London. However, interested buyers can bid via the telephone or online through Christie’s LIVE™ service.
The iconic car was originally announced by Aston Martin as a concept and it was then produced solely for the film. Several DB10 models were destroyed during the action-filled shooting of the film.
The model going to be auctioned off through Christie’s is the only one that was made available to the public. Proceeds from the auction will go to Médecins Sans Frontière, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and a number of other charities.
“On the night of the sale, the auctioneer will announce where bidding will open for the car and for each of the lots. The Aston Martin is the tenth and final lot of the live auction,” Tomkinson said, noting that the “pre-auction estimate for the Aston Martin DB10 is £1,000,000 – £1,500,000.”
According to the top auctioneer, Christie’s “received international interest in the car, including from the Middle East,” but did not specify the bids from potential buyers from the region, or the number of bidders.
For the rest of the James Bond fans out there who can’t get their hands on the Aston Martin DB10, Christie’s has teamed up with EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to present an online sale of memorabilia from Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie.
The online sale will be held from February 16 to 23 and will include 14 lots of Spectre memorabilia, including costumes, accessories and technology used by the actors.
The items have been provided from the archives of EON Productions and the proceeds will go to the same charitable organizations as the auction, according to information released by the auction house.