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James Bond’s Aston Martin Just Sold for $3.5 Million

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And it can’t even be driven on public roads.

It’s not the highest price ever paid for an Aston Martin that’s starred in a James Bond film. But it comes close.

The Aston Martin DB10, which was made for the latest James Bond film Spectre, sold Thursday at a special auction at Christie’s in London for £2,424,500, or about $3.5 million. The car was initially expected to sell for between £1 million to £1.5 million ($1.4 million to $2.15 million).

The famous silver birch Aston Martin DB5, which appeared in Goldfinger in 1964 and Thunderball in 1965, holds the auction record. That iconic ejector-seat equipped sports car, which was driven by actor Sean Connery, sold for $4.6 million in 2010. In all, Aston Martins have appeared in 12 James Bond films.

 

People crowd around the Aston Martin DB10 at Christie’s in London. Photo by Rachel Palmer

Ten DB10 models were made and eight of them were modified for filming. Only two of the produced cars were preserved as show cars. And just one was auctioned.

“The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created,”Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said in a release.

And for now, it can’t be driven on public roads. The car is driveable, but it’s not street legal, Aston Martin spokesman Matthew Clarke told Fortune.

 

Source: fortune.com

Written by: New Generation Radio

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