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Daniel Craig s Aston Martin fetches US$468,500 in New York

Daniel Craig s Aston Martin fetches US$468,500 in New York
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James Bond actor Daniel Craig s Aston Martin, numbered with the character s signature 007, sold at auction Friday for US$468,500.

Christie s, which announced results of the bidding, had estimated the limited-edition midnight blue 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish would fetch $400,000-$600,000.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit The Opportunity Network, a charity helping under-served youths develop their careers. Both Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, sit on the charity s board.

Craig made a surprise appearance during the auction, joining the Christie s team to encourage a client to bid higher.

The car, which has a top speed of 183 miles (295 kilometers) per hour, is part of a series of just 100 which Aston Martin created in 2014 to celebrate the firm s 100th anniversary.

It is made of a lightweight bonded aluminum structure and motorsport-inspired carbon-fiber exterior. The handcrafted interior includes luxury leathers, carbon fiber and aluminum.
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