Buying Bond: Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin sells for more than $460K

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James Bond star Daniel Craig's 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish sold for more than $460,000 | Aston Martin Photo

That’s quite a pricetag, Moneypenny: A 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish owned by James Bond star Daniel Craig sold for more than $460,000 on Friday.

“This Aston Martin Vanquish is a tour de force of automobile engineering and a distinct pleasure to drive,” Craig said in a Christie’s Auction House news release.

The car – appropriately numbered 007, the ID used by the fictional British spy – was just one of 100 made. It has specially numbered sterling silver sill plaques and embroidered headrests.

It’s powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine and should hit a top speed in the neighborhood of 183 mph.

That engine is housed by a lightweight bonded aluminum structure encased in a carbon fiber exterior.

The car is fit for royalty, let alone a spy. It was designed by Marek Reichman, Aston Marton’s chief create officer, who made it to Craig’s liking.

The actor has a preference for denim and dark colors, Reichman decided to paint the exterior a midnight blue and used a deep blue leather on the interior.

The winning bidder will certainly look the Bond part, as the car came with Bang & Olufsen headphones, Aston martin cufflinks and a pen inside a leather accessory box stored in the glove compartment.

The $468,500 sale will benefit the Opportunity Network, a group that works to send children from historically underrepresented communities to college.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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