James Bond’s latest Aston Martin is set to become one of the film world’s most expensive items by selling for £1.5 million – but the buyer won’t be able to drive it.
The sleek-looking Aston Martin DB10 followed the likes of the DB5 and DBS to be the company car of the world’s favourite spy.
But while the stunning coupe from Spectre is capable of 190mph, it is not a production car and therefore can’t be driven legally on the road.
Despite this shortfall, the car – which was on display outside the Albert Hall during the star-studded global premiere in October – is expected to attract a fierce bidding war from petrolheads and Bond enthusiasts when it goes to auction next month.
The Aston Martin will be sold by Christie’s on behalf of Eon Productions with proceeds from the sale going to charity.
It has been given an estimate of between £1 million and £1.5 million which will make it one of the most expensive non road legal cars ever sold.
Under the bonnet of the sports car, which has been signed by Daniel Craig, is fitted with a 4.7-litre V8 engine which develops around 500bhp.
This gives it a 0-62mph time of around four seconds and a top speed of 190mph.
It has a carbon fibre body and the interior is made up of luxury leathers, carbon fibre and aluminium.
Both Aston Martin and Christie’s are stressing the DB10 is a “collector’s item” and a car “built to be capable of specific uses by trained drivers in a controlled environment for filming”.
The description adds the DB10 is “not homologated, certified or approved for use on any public roads and has not undergone the testing processes used for production cars”.
It is sold without a warranty.
Proceeds from the sale, on February 18 in London, will go to Medecins sans frontieres and The United Nations Mine Action Service.
David Linley, honorary chairman of Christie’s EMERI, said: As A lifelong James Bond fan it gives me great pleasure for Christie’s to be part of this James Bond Spectre charity auction.
All proceeds will benefit Medecins Sans Frontieres and other charitable organisations. We are proud to continue Cubby Broccoli’s philosophy of giving something back.”
On top of the Aston Martin, an Omega Seamaster worn by Craig in Spectre is expected to sell for £20,000 at the auction while a laptop used by Q is valued at £6,000.
Bond’s sunglasses, designed by Tom Ford, are estimated to fetch £6,000.