One of the Aston Martins specially built for the James Bond film Spectre is to be auctioned for charity in London, along with 23 other Bond-related items. It is part of an event on February 18 called ‘Spectre the Auction’, timed to coincide with the release of the 24th Bond film on DVD. The car has been signed by 007 actor Daniel Craig and has a reserve price of £1million ($NZ2.3m). But there’s a downside for the eventual owner – it can’t be driven on public roads. Most of the DB10s used in Spectre were modified for use, but the DB10 sale car and its 4.7-litre V8 engine is one of only two unmodified “show” cars, used for display purposes.
Upwards of $NZ2 million for the DB10 is chump change compared with what auctioneers expect a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider (pictured) to fetch in Paris next week. Specialists are talking about a record price of more than $US30m. The car began life as a 315 S with a 3.8-litre V12 engine but was upgraded to 335 S spec with an enlarged 4.1-litre V12. British drivers Mike Hawthorn and Stirling Moss piloted it in the late 1950s.