Bond’s Aston Martin goes under the hammer for Rs 3 crore

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Bond's Aston Martin goes under the hammer for Rs 3 crore

James Bond actor Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin numbered with the character’s signature 007, went under the hammer for whopping Rs 3,10,75,839 ($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.

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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.

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The car, which has a top speed of 183 miles (295 kilometres) 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 aluminium structure and motorsport-inspired carbon-fibre exterior. The handcrafted interior includes luxury leathers, carbon fibre and aluminium.

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