Aston Martin DB10 among SPECTRE items sold in £2.78M charity auction

An auction of props used in the filming of SPECTRE raised a total of £2.78 million from a charity auction at Christie’s last night.

Daniel Craig with the Aston Martin DB10

Starting with a pair of JB monogrammed cufflinks that sold for £30,000, ten lots that included the Day of the Dead costume worn by Daniel Craig during the opening shot, an Omega watch and Tom Ford dinner suit raised a total of £2,785,500 for Médecins Sans Frontières and other charities.

The auction culminated in the auction of an Aston Martin DB10. Only ten were ever built exclusively for filming, with the majority destroyed in the process. This is one of just two remaining show cars and with the reserve set at £1 million, expectations were high.

However, that figure proved to be wildly conservative, with the final bid reaching £2,434,500. And the car isn’t even street legal.

The DB10 was originally unveiled by Sam Mendes at Pinewood studios at the press event that coincided with the commencement of filming in December 2014. The majority of the cars used were damaged while filming the chase scene in Rome.

In all the ten lots are listed below. All proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières except where noted.

  1. Tom Ford JB cufflinks and signed Blu-Ray (£30,000)
  2. Bond’s Day of the Dead Costume (£98,500)
  3. M’s Longines Conquest Heritage Watch (£20,000)
  4. SPECTRE script signed by Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (£10,625)
  5. Oberhauser’s SPECTRE ring (£32,500)
  6. Signed set of character prints by Rankin (£30,000)
  7. Sheet music signed by Sam Smith (£9,375 for the Make It To Me Fund)
  8. Tom Ford dinner suit (£27,500)
  9. Omega Seamaster 300 (£92,500 for United Nations Mine Action Service)
  10. Aston Martin DB10 signed by Daniel Craig (£2,434,500)

There is still time to bid on a number of SPECTRE items though. An online auction finishes on 23rd February and includes Hinx’s watch and metal thumbnails, Q’s laptop, Estrella’s Day of the Dead mask and the gadget console from the DB10.

Check out the online auction here.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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