James Bond and Aston Martins go together like peanut butter and jelly. And Daniel Craig, who plays Bond, has an Aston Martin. Craig has also expressed some serious distaste at continuing work in the Bond universe in the past, but I guess he still likes Aston Martins? Anyway, his will be up for auction soon.
Craig’s 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish (numbered 007; cute!!!) will be up for auction at Christie’s in New York on April 20. The Christie’s listing reads that all proceeds “will benefit The Opportunity Network, a non-profit organisation that provides young people with pathways to career development.”
Estimated to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000, the Centenary Vanquish is one of 100 and its bespoke interior and dark blue paint were both created especially for Craig. It’s left-hand drive and has a 6.0-liter V12 with an automatic. It’s a Bond car.
And it’s also slightly funny to us that Craig would drive such a Bondish car in the first place, as he shared his feelings regarding doing another Bond movie with Time Out London in 2015:
Can you imagine doing another Bond movie?
‘Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on.’
You want to move on from Bond for good?
‘I haven’t given it any thought. For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it. I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the fuck knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.’
Do you care who plays Bond after you?
‘Look, I don’t give a fuck. Good luck to them! All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better. Make it better, that’s all.’
Look at that HOT FIRE of a take. I guess the car was good enough for him to get over the anti-Bond feelings. But then! In 2017, he said that he “can’t wait” to play Bond again.
Look, Daniel Craig can do whatever he wants.
I’m just curious: If I buy that Aston Martin, will it make me look like this?
My gut says yes.