Since the memorable appearance of a DB5 in 1964’s Goldfinger, Aston Martin has been the marque most closely identified with the James Bond series of films
On February 18, an Aston Martin DB10, created especially for the long-running movie franchise, is going under the hammer with a minimum price tag of £1 million. It features a 4.7-litre V8 engine and is capable of a top speed of 190mph, the kind of statistic that means it cannot be driven on public roads.
The car being auctioned for charity is one of ten models used in 2015’s Spectre. This particular DB10 has been signed by James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, and will surely become a very exclusive collector’s edition.
Aston Martin has featured in many Bond films since its 1964 debut, when it was driven by Sean Connery. Other models include a DBS, which was occupied by George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969. Timothy Dalton drove a V8 Vantage Volante for 1985’s The Living Daylights. The DB5 reappeared in Pierce Brosnan’s debut, Goldeneye, in 1995 and again in 2006’s Casino Royale, which saw the first appearance of current Bond, Daniel Craig.
Roger Moore is the odd Bond out, although he did drive an Aston Martin DBS in popular television series The Persuaders in his pre-007 days.
Other Aston Martins, including the V12 Vanquish and DBS V12 have also featured.
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