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

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig attend a fundraiser for The Opportunity Network, to which Craig is donating proceeds from the sale
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig attend a fundraiser for The Opportunity Network, to which Craig is donating proceeds from the sale of his Austin Martin in New York on April 9

James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday for $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 , 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, and aluminum.


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