Auto: "Vanquish for Charity; Bond Car to Go on Auction
On April 20, actor Daniel Craig’s personal Aston Martin will be offered as part of the Exceptional Sale presented by Christie’s in New York City.
For the aptly named auction, Craig—currently portraying the superlative secret agent on-screen—is parting with his gorgeous getaway car, a 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish, for a good cause. Those without the winning bid can take a quantum of solace from the fact that all proceeds from the automobile are being given to the Opportunity Network, a nonprofit supporting underprivileged students on their mission to attend college and capture rewarding careers.
It’s no accident that Aston Martin has played a prominent role in 25 Bond films,” says Becky MacGuire, head of the Exceptional Sale. “Its cars are the perfect match with the ultimate British Secret Service agent, a character brought to life by British novelist Ian Fleming in the 1950s and ’60s and then beloved by millions in the classic film series that continues to this day. As a 250-year-old British auction house, we’re particularly proud to be bringing this car to market for the benefit of the Opportunity Network.”
The Centenary Edition Vanquish was produced in commemoration of the brand’s 100th birthday. For his bespoke example, Craig teamed with Aston Martin’s chief creative director, Marek Reichman, to come up with the car’s casual-chic tones of denim and ink. Diamonds are forever, but the vehicle’s midnight-blue exterior and dark-blue hand-stitched leather may turn out to be equally timeless