It’s perhaps fitting that a mystery buyer is driving home an Aston Martin DB10 driven by none other than secretive super spy James Bond.
The Aston Martin, built and engineered specifically for the movie Spectre, sold for $3.5 million at auction in London Thursday, with proceeds benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières, a medical humanitarian organization.
This particular Aston Martin is one of 10 built for the movie, but most are in poor condition due to filming. The one that went on the block Thursday is one of two “show” cars in perfect condition. It was used mostly for close-ups and displays. The sportster also has a special plaque signed by 007 actor Daniel Craig.
“The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only 10 will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale,” said Aston boss Andy Palmer.
The DB10 is based on Aston Martin’s Vantage sports car. Under the hood it gets a 4.7-liter V-8 that delivers 420 horsepower. The six-speed manual sportster is rear-wheel drive only. It will hit a top speed of 190 mph.
The bad news for the new owner is that even though the car is in perfect working condition, it’s not certified for use on public roads.
Aston Martin has been associated with James Bond since the 1964 film Goldfinger, which featured a DB5.