Daniel Craig's bespoke Aston will go under the hammer in NY

By RELAXNEWS | 28 March 2018

NEW YORK: Auction house Christie's has announced the upcoming sale of an Aston Martin owned by British actor Daniel Craig — the current James Bond. The car will go under the hammer at The Exceptional Sale, held at the Rockefeller Center here on Friday.

The actor's personal, limited edition 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition is set to go under the hammer here. All proceeds will benefit The Opportunity Network, a non-profit organisation that provides young people with pathways to career development.

The car, made for Daniel Craig by Aston Martin and numbered 007, is estimated to fetch US$400,000 to US$600,000 (from RM1.5mil to RM2.3mil). Aston Martin created just 100 Centenary Edition Vanquish models to celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary.

Designed and hand built in England, this Aston Martin Vanquish has a powerful V12 petrol engine and an automatic gearbox. It has a top speed of 295kph. The car's bespoke exterior and interior reflect Daniel Craig's preference for denim and dark colours with its unique midnight-blue exterior and deep blue, hand-stitched, luxury leather interior.

Launched in London in 2008, The Exceptional Sale is a series of selective auctions of decorative arts masterpieces and significant cultural icons.