Daniel Craig is auctioning his personal limited edition Aston Martin, custom made for him by the British carmaker four years ago, to raise cash for his youth project. The English actor worked with Aston Martin to spec the 2014 Vanquish Centenary Edition according to his own taste. With only 100 examples ever built, this particular Aston Martin is fittingly serial numbered 007 and sports a midnight blue exterior and dark blue luxury leather interior as a nod to Craig’s penchant for dark denim. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer and man behind Bond’s DB10 car in Spectre, penned this special version himself.
The 007 Aston Martin Vanquish will go under the hammer on April 20 in Christie’s The Exceptional Sale, an annual offering of masterpieces of decorative arts and landmark works of popular culture. Proceeds from the sale will go to New York-based charity “The Opportunity Network,” which helps students from disadvantaged communities achieve their college and career goals. Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, both are patrons of the organization. “This Aston Martin Vanquish is a tour de force of automobile engineering and a distinct pleasure to drive. While I will miss it, I am keen to further the very important work of The Opportunity Network with its sale,” Craig said while making the announcement. The car will be on display at Christie’s showroom in Los Angeles from Feb. 27 to March 3 before moving to New York for the auction and its value is estimated somewhere between $400,000 and $600,000.