James Bond’s Aston Martin Vanquish Could Be Yours To Own

Sun 18th Feb 2018

The rumours over who will be the next James Bond have rumbled on for the last few years, but it seems that current incumbent, Daniel Craig is keen to shed some of the association of the famous spy, by selling the iconic Aston Martin Vanquish which was gifted to him.

Craig was never actually behind the wheel of a Vanquish in his time as the UK’s number one spy, that honour went to his predecessor Pierce Brosnan. And now 007 is selling the Vanquish, which bears the serial number 007, for a New York education charity.

“This Aston Martin Vanquish is a tour de force of automobile engineering and a distinct pleasure to drive,” says Craig in the Christie's listing. “While I will miss it, I am keen to further the very important work of The Opportunity Network with its sale.”

One of only 100 ever made, the Vanquish Centenary Edition was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Aston Martin.

As to be expected from one of the most classic of luxury cars, the Vanquish Centenary Edition came with a host of high-end stylings, including solid sterling silver Aston Martin badges, silver thread embroidery and individually numbered silver sill plaques. Owners were also given two glass keys with pouches made from the same leather as the car’s interior, a pair of Aston Martin cufflinks, a silver pen, and, of course, a silver polishing cloth.

Daniel Craig’s version of the Vanquish is midnight blue with a dark blue leather interior and is powered by a 6.0 litre V-12 engine. Unlike the film it appeared in, this version does not have the ability to turn invisible with ‘cloaking technology.

The Aston Martin Vanquish, serial number 007 is expected to be sold at Christies in the region of £500,000.