Aston Martin auctions CEO's car in aid of Japan earthquake victims
ASTON Martin chief executive Dr. Ulrich Bez is to auction his company Rapide at this year’s annual Bonhams auction at Newport Pagnell in aid of charities providing aid to victims of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan.
The car, built in 2009 and finished in Concours Blue paint, with an Obsidian Black leather interior stitched in Falcon Grey, and black carpets, goes under the hammer on May 21 at this year’s Bonhams Aston Martin Auction.
The sale begins at 9am at the Aston Martin Works Service in Newport Pagnell. Bonhams will also waiver its commission on the Rapide sale to help the charities.
The car also has heated and cooled front and rear seats, an integrated garage door opener and the rear seat entertainment system incorporating a twin-screen DVD system and infrared headphones.
Dr Bez (pictured) said: ”Nobody could have failed to be moved by the recent events in Japan and we at Aston Martin are no exception. After many years presence in the market and closer ties being forged with the Japanese automotive business in recent projects, we have many friends in the region and we wanted to do something to help.
“The Bonhams Aston Martin Auction seems the perfect platform to encourage the extended Aston Martin family to support this cause. I hope this superb car will raise a substantial amount to help make a difference.”