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Midland-made Aston Martin DB10 sold for £2.4m at auction

The incredibly rare Aston Martin DB10 made for Spectre, the latest Bond film, was fought over at a special auction at Christie's in London last night

Pic: Ian West/PA Wire Aston Martin DB10 at the launch of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at Pinewood Studios
Aston Martin DB10 at the launch of the new James Bond film Spectre at Pinewood Studios

A car sculpted in the Midlands – and driven by James Bond – has sold for more than £2.4 million at a charity auction.

The incredibly rare Aston Martin DB10 was made for Spectre, the latest Bond film, and was fought over at a special auction at Christie's in London last night.

The car, made at the firm’s Warwickshire headquarters, went for an amazing £2,434,500, with the proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières.

The mystery buyer now owns a true piece of automotive history – the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale.

Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to ten models and were hand-built.

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 last night was one of them.

Aston Martin chief executive Dr Andy Palmer said: "The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only ten 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."

Médecins Sans Frontières – 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.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10, from the film Spectre, sells for £2.4 million at auction, benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières
James Bond's Aston Martin DB10, from the film Spectre, sells for £2.4 million at auction, benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières

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