Actor Daniel Craig’s 2014 Aston Martin and singer-songwriter Carole King’s 1924 model ‘M’ Steinway piano are being auctioned later this month at Christie’s.
Craig’s midnight blue Centenary Edition Vanquish, numbered 007, with deep-blue leather interior, has a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h) and is expected to sell for between US$400,000 and US$600,000 at the April 20 Exceptional Sale in New York, Christie’s said on Tuesday.
Only 100 of the Centenary Vanquish were made in 2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the car company.
Aston Martin cars are featured in the James Bond films starring Craig as the 007 British secret agent.
The Steinway piano, featured on the cover of King’s 1971 album Music and the 1972 single Sweet Seasons, has an estimated value of between US$40,000 to US$60,000, according to the auction house.
The sale of the car will benefit Opportunity Network, a New York-based non-profit organisation that works with high-achieving, low-income students starting in 10th grade to help them attend university and begin careers.
The car was given an auction preview on Monday outside 55 Wall Street, in New York, for Opportunity Network’s gala, along with an appearance by Craig.