The famous Christie’s auction house will hold an auction on February 18th and sell off 24 items from the filming of Spectre, including props donated by Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, recording artist Sam Smith, and other James Bond insiders. The headline item is of course one of those rarified DB10s, and you can bet a bidding frenzy will follow once it crosses the block.
Christie’s notes that this particular Aston Martin DB10 is one of only two “show cars” that were used to promote the film; all the rest were modified for on screen appearances. The auction house has placed an estimate of between £1 million and £1.5 million on the unique Aston (about $1.4 to $2.1 million), which actually sounds like a bit of a steal, considering it was displayed at the film’s world premiere and it’s the only one signed by Daniel Craig himself.
Despite its futuristic skin, the DB10 is said to be the same old V8 Vantage that we know and love, though that’s hardly a bad mark. The 4.7-liter V8 under its bonnet conjures up 420 horsepower, it’s put to the ground through a six-speed manual, and it will jet you down the road like a scalded cat. Who could say no to that?
Beyond the rare Aston, the auction also includes an Omega Seamaster 300 watch and a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses and cufflinks worn by Daniel Craig in the film. Fans can even bid on a laptop used on screen by 007’s astute quartermaster Q, played by actor Ben Whishaw.
At the end of the day, the proceeds from all lots will benefits a number of great charities, including Médecins sans Frontières and the United Nations Mine Action Service. Looking to bid? The initial online auction begins on Tuesday February 16.