NEW YORK (AFP) - James Bond actor Daniel Craig's Aston Martin, numbered with the character's signature 007, sold at auction Friday (April 20) for US$468,500 (S$617,000).
Christie's, which announced results of the bidding, had estimated the limited-edition midnight blue 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish would fetch US$400,000-US$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 auction, joining the Christie's team to encourage a client to bid higher.
The car, which has a top speed of 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 aluminum structure and motorsport-inspired carbon-fiber exterior. The handcrafted interior includes luxury leathers, carbon fiber and aluminum.