Aston Martin DB10 Up For Auction
One-of-a-kind movie car will be up for grabs at Christie’s auction in Londonby Kirby Garlitos, on
The Aston Martin DB10 is one of those cars that’s so hard to get you’d be lucky to even see one in a collector’s garage, let alone on the road. Only 10 models were built by Aston Martin and all 10 were specifically built to be used in the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. But, you know what they say, every so often, even gold falls through the cracks. And, to the good fortune of every Aston Martin aficionado out there, one unit of the DB10 has somehow found its way into Christie’s King Street auction house in London.
The car in question is one of only two working units of the DB10, so whoever is the lucky individual to scoop it up in the auction will be the proud owner of a literal two-of-a-kind. More importantly, it’s the only DB10 that Aston Martin will offer to the public, so technically, it’s really a one-of-a-kind model. To further drive up its exclusivity, Aston Martin will also give this DB10 its own platinum authentication award to signify its authenticity and it will also carry the signature of no less than James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. So yeah, this DB10 is going to end up as one of the rarest Aston Martins one day. Whether it can reach the status of the legendary DB5 remains to be seen, but at least it can make a serious case for its outright rarity and exclusivity.
Those interested in making a bid for this DB10 better circle February 18, 2016 on their calendars. That’s the date when the sports car goes up for auction in London. Don’t worry about spending too much for it because neither Aston Martin nor Christies will receive the winning bid. That amount is specifically earmarked for Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
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Why it matters
Car auctions are always exciting because you don’t really know what to expect when you’re in one. That’s especially true when there are cars that catch the eyes of auto collectors. Frantic bidding wars happen, and before you know it, that car is getting bids in the seven figure range. It’s happened countless times, and that’s what makes these auctions so exciting. You never know when you’re going to find yourselves staring at a car that just sold for millions.
To be fair, I don’t think that the DB10 will reach the number reached by a 1962 Aston Martin DB4/GT Zagato back in December 2015 when it sold for an incredible $13.5 million. That turned out to be the most expensive Aston Martin in history. A safer estimate for the DB10 would be around $200,000. If the bidding gets really heated, the price could even push up to around $400,000 to $500,000.
Here’s what I do know: whoever ends up with the winning bid will go home with a piece of Aston Martin history. The British automaker has said that it doesn’t plan to sell any of the other nine cars, nor does it intend to build production versions in the future. This is pretty much it as far as the DB10 goes.
So if there are people out there who are interested in the DB10, now’s the time to go balls-to-the-wall with those bids. You only get one chance to win it so you’re going to have to loosen those purse strings. You don’t want to be that guy who falls short of winning it because you second-guessed yourself in the end. For what it’s worth, you can at least take comfort knowing that the amount you’ll end up paying for this Aston Martin DB10 will go to a deserving organization.
Read our full review on the Aston Martin DB10 here.