Christies have announced the consignment of an Aston Martin DB10 to their Spectre themed auction in February this year. The car on offer is one of two bespoke cars built for use within the film. The online only sale comes shortly before Aston Martin are expected to reveal the production version of the DB10. Buyers will be able to place their bids from Tuesday 16 to Tuesday 23 February.
The auction will consist of 24 lots straight from the archives of EON Productions. Donations have also been made by Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, actor Jesper Christensen, Bond producers Michael G.Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and artist Sam Smith. All proceeds from the sale will go to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), other charitable organisations, and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
Christies have placed a £1,000,000 and £1,500,000 estimate on the unique Aston Martin DB10. It is one of two working examples produced for the film, several others were built but featured different running gear or were destroyed during filming. This example is based upon a Vantage V8 S and features a 4.2-litre V8 with 430 hp.
Other lots include an Omega Seamaster 300 watch that was worn by Daniel Craig (estimated at £15,000-20,000), a laptop used by actor Ben Whishshaw as Q (estimated at £4,000-6,000) and a pair of Tom Ford ‘Snowdon’ sunglasses, worn by Daniel Craig (estimated at £4,000-6,000).