James Bond’s Spectre Aston Martin sold for $3.5 million at auction

  • Reuters, London
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2016 19:01 IST
An Aston Martin DB10 car used in the James Bond film Spectre is shown during a press preview in London. (AFP)

An Aston Martin DB10 car designed for the latest James Bond film Spectre has sold for some $3.5 million at auction, far exceeding its reserve price.

The Aston Martin, a make long linked to the 007 agent, was one of 10 made for the movie that saw Daniel Craig reprise the famous role for the fourth time. Most were modified for filming, with two, including the one sold, kept as show cars.

The James Bond Aston Martin of the latest Spectre movie is surrounded by people at the auction house Christie's in London. (AP)

Bidding for the Spectre Silver DB10, on offer as part of the “James Bond Spectre: The Auction” sale, lasted just under five minutes, according to auction house Christie’s.

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With a reserve price of 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 pounds, it was sold for 2,434,500 pounds ($3.48 million).

A worker holds a Spectre 9 carat gold ring made for the James Bond film Spectre during a media preview of "Spectre - the Auction", at Christie's auction house in London. (REUTERS)

Other Spectre memorabilia up for grabs at Thursday’s auction included a Day of the Dead costume worn by Craig in the film’s opening scene, which sold for 98,500 pounds.

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Singer Sam Smith’s signed Writing’s On the Wall music sheet and vinyl single -- the movie’s chart-topping theme tune -- sold for 9,375 pounds.

In total, 10 lots were sold on Thursday, raising around 2.8 million pounds, with proceeds going to charity. An online auction for another 14 lots remains open for bidding until Feb. 23.

An employee holds a signed Sam Smith Writing's on the Wall sheet music framed with a 45rpm 7" vinyl single and sleeve from the James Bond film Spectre. (REUTERS)

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film in 53 years, has grossed some $879 million at the box office worldwide since its release in late October. ($1 = 0.6996 pounds)

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