007 Spectre Aston Martin DB10 raises £2.4m for charity

This Aston Martin DB10 made for James Bond film Spectre made 2.4m at a charity auction.

This Aston Martin DB10 made for James Bond film Spectre made 2.4m at a charity auction. - Credit: supplied

The highly-coveted, rare Aston Martin DB10 made for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, sold at auction at Christie's in London for £2,434,500.

The buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history – the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières – 'Doctors without Borders'.

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 of the bespoke sports car which was developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters in the UK for the film.

Eight of the DB10s 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.

The money raised by the auction of the Aston Martin DB10 will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières, the global humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.

James Bond Spectre – The Live Auction was a collection of 10 lots, another 14 are available in the online sale until Tuesday, celebrating the release of the 24th Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.