Daniel Craig puts his Bond car up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – James Bond is parting with his particular Aston Martin.

Actor Daniel Craig, who has played the British spy recognised as 007 in 4 films, is auctioning for charity the restricted-edition car produced for him by Aston Martin 4 a long time back, Christie’s auction home mentioned on Thursday.

Aston Martin cars have appeared in Bond films in excess of approximately 50 a long time, commencing with 1964’s “Goldfinger” in which Sean Connery drove a silver Aston Martin DB5. The brand name has appeared in all 4 Bond films starring Craig.

Craig’s particular car or truck is a 2014 Vanquish that Aston Martin developed just 100 examples of to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Craig’s car is, in a natural way, amount 007.

“It was an homage, genuinely, to his job,” Becky MacGuire, director of Christie‘s’ The Fantastic Sale, mentioned in an interview. “What he’s brought to the Bond character has been so appreciated by the firm and, of training course, zillions of admirers.”

The car has a midnight blue exterior and dark blue luxury leather interior decided on due to the fact of Craig’s desire for denim and dark hues, Christie’s mentioned.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit New York-dependent charity The Possibility Community, which allows college students from disadvantaged communities attain their higher education and job ambitions. Craig and his spouse, actress Rachel Weisz, both equally sit on the organization’s board of administrators.

The car’s value is approximated at $400,000 to $600,000. It will be exhibited at Christie’s showroom in Los Angeles from Feb. 27-March 3 just before shifting to New York, where it will be auctioned on April 20 as element of Christie’s once-a-year decorative arts masterpiece sale termed The Fantastic Sale.

Previous 12 months, Craig mentioned he will reprise the role of James Bond one previous time. The movie is expected to be released in U.S. cinemas on Nov. 8, 2019.

Reporting by Nichola GroomEditing by Jonathan Oatis

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