He has a license to kill, and a license to drive— and 007's famed Aston Martin can now be yours if the price is right.
As he gets ready to reprise playing James Bond for the fifth—and what's expected to be his final time—Daniel Craig has decided to auction off for charity the limited edition vehicle that the British luxury carmaker designed just for him.
According to Reuters, famed auction house Christie’s will handle the sale.
The sizzling 2014 Vanquish was a gift to the actor, part of a line of 100 specially made sports cars that Aston Martin rolled out in honor of its 100th birthday.
And considering Craig's superspy alterego has been a longtime customer going back to the Aston Martin’s debut when Sean Connery used a Silver DB5 to foil some baddies in 1964’s Goldfinger, the Vanquish was crafted to Craig’s personal tastes.
Per Christie’s, those specifications included a midnight blue exterior finish replete with a dark blue leather interior reflective of the movie star’s love of demin and dark colors. And emblazoned on the car, whose value is estimated between $400,000 and $600,000, naturally is the number 007.
While marking its Platinum Jubilee, Aston Martin produced the vehicle as a tribute to Craig’s turn in cinema’s longest running franchise and making the role his own. The Vanquish will be exhibited at Christie’s Los Angeles location from Feb. 27 through March 3 before heading to New York where it will be auctioned off on April 20.
Money raised from the sale will go to The Opportunity Network, a New York-based nonprofit which assists students from disadvantaged communities to build the skills needed for college and career success.
Craig and his actress-wife Rachel Weisz both sit on the charity’s board of directors and will be chairing a gala fundraiser set for April 9 in the Big Apple.
After that, Craig will get behind the wheel as Bond again in a follow up to 2015’s Spectre. Tentatively titled Bond 25, the series’ 25th installment is expected to start lensing later this year and hit theaters Nov. 8, 2019.