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2016-02-23 10:21

'SPECTRE' ASTON SOLD: The Aston Martin DB10, built for the latest James Bond film 'Spectre', has been sold for a staggering R53.7-million at an auction in London. Image: Newspress

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London - The Aston Martin DB10, built for the latest James Bond film 'Spectre', has been sold for a staggering R53.7-million at an auction in London. 

The proceeds will benefit 'Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) or 'Doctors without Borders' – is a global humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.

Piece of automotive history

The buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history; the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale. Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse of the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.

Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to 10 models, developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK.

Eight of the DB10’s were modified for filming but two of those produced were kept back as show cars for display purposes only and the DB10 auctioned is one of them.

'One of the rarest cars yet'

Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, said: "The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only 10 will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale.

"It’s great to see this DB10 raising vital funds for Médecins Sans Frontières, it is a fantastic charity that we are delighted to support."



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