Music superstar, Janet Jackson, has donated her Aston Martin V12 Vanquish as part of an online auction – with part of the proceeds going to charity.
The 2003 UK-built supercar received 17 bids before eventually selling at a touch over £74,000 – a full £30k more than was first expected.
Janet, 57, listed more than 800 items of pop memorabilia alongside the powerful Aston, including outfits and clothing worn in music videos and while on tour.
The auction was held live at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at Julien's Live over the weekend.
Aston only ever built around 1,500 standard Vanquish V12s, and they garnered even more appeal when the car appeared as James Bond’s wheels in 2002’s Die Another Day – with Pierce Brosnan playing the suave superspy.
To make things feel even more unique, there’s a build plate in the engine bay reading: "ASTON MARTIN/ HANDBUILT/ IN ENGLAND/ FINAL INSPECTION BY/ STUART BULL/ ENGINE NO./ 00604."
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Featuring a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, the Vanquish produced 460hp and could nudge a top speed of more than 190mph, while the 0-60mph sprint was covered off in under 5 seconds.
Jackson’s car included black leather seats with grey inserts, and lots of silver trim in the cabin.
It appears Janet was a bit of a petrolhead and certainly enjoyed her time behind the wheel, as the odometer appears to show that the music legend had covered just over 21,000 miles in her luxury racer.
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