Daniel Craig puts his Bond car up for auction

From Reuters - February 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond is parting with his personal Aston Martin.

Actor Daniel Craig, who has played the British spy known as 007 in four films, is auctioning for charity the limited-edition vehicle made for him by Aston Martin four years ago, Christies auction house said on Thursday.

Aston Martin cars have appeared in Bond films over nearly 50 years, beginning with 1964s Goldfinger in which Sean Connery drove a silver Aston Martin DB5. The brand has appeared in all four Bond films starring Craig.

Craigs personal car is a 2014 Vanquish that Aston Martin produced just 100 examples of to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Craigs vehicle is, naturally, number 007.

It was an homage, really, to his career, Becky MacGuire, director of Christies The Exceptional Sale, said in an interview. What hes brought to the Bond character has been so appreciated by the company and, of course, zillions of fans.


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