William Shatner, best know as Captain Kirk from the original "Star Trek" TV series and Movies is going where he has never gone before...to a Barrett Jackson car auction!
Shatner is going to sell off two of his vehicles at the Palm Beach auction, which runs from April 8, to 10 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, in West Palm Beach Florida. Shatner will be taking his 2002 Aston Martin Db7 Volante and 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton to the event. He has owned both cars, for about ten years, and only drove the Aston Martin on special occasions.
"These two cars are really worthwhile, both with little mileage. Nothing has ever gone wrong. They are immaculate," said the 85-year-old celebrity.
The Aston Martin is equipped with a 5.9-liter - 12 cylinder engine. It comes with leather upholstery, power seats and a power convertible top. The Phaeton is black with a 6.0-liter engine.
"The cars are as honest as I can make them. I have kept them [up] fastidiously. They are what they are. There is nothing hidden," he said. "They are worth a lot of money because they are dependable and they are becoming classics."
Shatner says he is willing to autograph the cars for the buyers. The auction usually attracts a crowd of about 50,000 people.
"I love to be fascinated by the engineering of what went into the suspension, the aerodynamics … it's a source of fascination,'' said Shatner, who also flies planes. "It's just the way mankind has made the tools with such originality, with such verve, with specific jobs that have to be done by those tools."
Shatner, admits he is not a car guy, but says cars can be "part of a life filled with passion.
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