‘Captain Kirk’ offers two cars at Palm Beach auction

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William Shatner with his 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante and a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton | Barrett-Jackson Photos

William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek TV and movie series, will offer a pair of cars, a 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante and a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton, from his personal collection at Barrett-Jackson’s 14th annual Palm Beach auction, running April 8-10 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Shortly after Shatner was cast in 1966 as Captain Kirk, he purchased a Corvette Stingray and throughout his career has been known to drive across country in various trucks, cars and even on motorcycles.

“Mechanical things have always fascinated me,” Shatner said in a Barrett-Jackson news release. “The sound of the exhaust, the ticking of the engine, the sleekness of the design have intrigued and entranced me.”

Shatner in his 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

When Shatner buys cars, he said he looks for cars “like the ones I am selling: this great VW Phaeton -– one of the most advanced cars in the world at its time –- and this Aston Martin DB7, which is a jewel of design.”

The Volante is being offered with no reserve and reportedly was driven only on special occasions in southern California. The car features an aluminum 5.9-liter V12 that has been well maintained, automatic transmission, leather upholstery with power seats and a power convertible top. Shatner has autographed the car.

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Also offered with no reserve is the Phaeton. It features a 12-cylindar engine with automatic transmission and is reported to be in mint condition. The Phaeton also has been autographed by the actor.

Shatners 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

“Barrett-Jackson is one of the great names in car auctions” Shatner said, “I have two wonderful cars that I am sending to them. They are like my kids, but I know they will get great care and I will be there for the adoption process. I am looking forward to it.”

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said in the news release that the Palm Beach sale has played host to many different celebrities and celebrity vehicles over its 14-year run.

“It’s an honor to add Mr. Shatner to our list of film and music legends who trust Barrett-Jackson with the auction of their vehicles,” he said. “Having a car that belonged to the original ‘Captain Kirk’ will be a great story to tell for the new owners.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Are you kidding– That DB7 PROBABLY ONE OF A KIND, AND AUTOGRAPHED.
    Will fetch well over 1.5 M .

  2. OMG! Two old used car’s! O.K., they’re from Capt’n Kirk but both cars together – not driven by W. Shatner you will get in good old Europe for about max. $ 100.000,–. Sorry guys. The AM more than over 1,5 M – maybe in another galaxy!++

  3. Any one who grew up with the captain will pay more to have a piece of him in any form. As is any car with any star name attached to it has always brought more money. I’d like to have either one of them , but I don’t have that kind of money but would feel very happy to have one if I could,,, even at a premium.

    • Elder actor sells two old used cars, these are the facts. If anybody is in the opinion the he must pay a orbitant Price (more than the 10-fold) – by the way, get lucky! Oh, by the way, the old Firebird driven by Burt Reynolds is still on the market – nobody would pay the min. estimate! Here at Europe we can’ understand the american person-cult regarding old cars, driven by anyone who’s ever been on the Screen many years ago! I really liked William Shatner as Capt’n Kirk in the “star-treck”-series (it’s still running in some of European TV-channels) but my new DB9 Convertible was about,€ 230.000,– and that’s plenty enough! And me, myself, I – I am the first (and the last) owner of this brandnew car!++

  4. beam me up scotty! from the 49 cad rear fins inspired by the p-38 fighter,to the rocket 88 olds, rocket speeds and spacial dimensions of the universe have been on the minds of automotive designers, for decades. And we consumers, that consider ourselves on the cutting edge of consuming, try desperately to chose the correct balance between the 59 cad and the studebakers of the mid 50’s. keep trying boys because names like comet, galaxy, rocket and infinity aren,t going anywhere!

  5. I like both of the cars but if I had the money he wants for them, I would buy something with more bling…! Both of the cars look like normal cars that anyone could have.

    • So it is! There’s a lot of brand-new cars we can get for the Money and the rest is usefully invested in building a large Garage for about 20 new cars or some more!++

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