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James Bond’s Aston Martin sells for $3.5m

Bidding for the DB10 car designed for the ‘Spectre’ lasted just under 5 minutes

Reuters
13:29 February 20, 2016
TAB_160220 Aston Martin

An Aston Martin DB10 car designed for the latest James Bond film Spectre has sold for some $3.5 million (Dh12.86 million) at auction, far exceeding its reserve price.

The Aston Martin, a make long linked to the 007 agent, was one of 10 made for the movie that saw Daniel Craig reprise the famous role for the fourth time. Most were modified for filming, with two, including the one sold, kept as show cars.

Bidding for the Spectre Silver DB10, on offer as part of the James Bond Spectre: The Auction sale, lasted just under five minutes, according to auction house Christie’s.

With a reserve price of £1,000,000 to £1,500,000, it was sold for £2,434,500 ($3.48 million).

Other Spectre memorabilia up for grabs at Thursday’s auction included a Day of the Dead costume worn by Craig in the film’s opening scene, which sold for £98,500.

Singer Sam Smith’s signed Writing’s On the Wall music sheet and vinyl single — the movie’s chart-topping theme tune — sold for £9,375.

In total, 10 lots were sold on Thursday, raising around £2.8 million, with proceeds going to charity. An online auction for another 14 lots remains open for bidding until February 23.

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film in 53 years, has grossed some $879 million at the box office worldwide since its release in late October.