James Bond and Aston Martin goes way back and is probably the best known and coolest actor and their car combination in the world today. And this is the fact that Aston Martin also give their heart out to any of the upcoming Bond movie. The recently launched Spectre movie saw one of its own kind Aston Martin DB10 doing the actor's car duty on the set.
We bet that after you watched Daniel Craig drifting around the streets of Rome in the chic looking Aston Martin DB10, you wished to own the car, which sadly is not meant for production. Well, worry not, known auction house, Christie has heard your desires and decided to auction one of the piece from the 10 pieces of DB10 specially built for Spectre.
This will be the first time the Aston Martin DB10 will be sold to public. The event is slated to happen on 18th February, 2016 in London and the car is expected to fetch over $1.5 million. The proceeds from the auction will be forwarded to benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without frontier). The French organization works in the troubled areas to provide health benefits to needy ones.
The Aston Martin, which never saw light of the day will never go into production as confirmed by top bosses at the UK based manufacturer. Instead, they are planning to phase out DB9, with a more modern DB11 (unconfirmed name). The DB11 will be much more production and road oriented than the DB10, which was more of a visual wonder.
As for the DB10, it was largely based on the V8 Vantage albeit with a carbon fibre body. The power to the machine was generated from a 4.7-litre V8 engine that was connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Just so you know, out of 10 pieces, only 2 remained untouched and the single unit sold here is signed by Daniel Craig - James Bond himself.
And now the bad news! If you are the lucky person to own this car, you will never be able to drive one on a public road! Sad, but true! The car is sold purely as a collector's item and as discussed above, is only one of the two unit never modified for the movie. In fact, the DB10 in talk here was the show car and was never homologated, or certified to run on the public roads.
This also means that the Aston Martin DB10 here has not undergone any testing procedures meant for production cars. Which means that crass testing, durability test, emission test and other things are not done on this car. The car will be sold without any warranty and any copyright issue will be subject to concern Aston Martin only.
So, all you can do is book a track for yourself and blast the DB10 on the track!
There's a prerequisite to attend the auction though - you'll probably need a martini – shaken, not stirred!