A highly customised Maybach vehicle as seen in the music video for the single Otis from an collaboration from two music heavyweights, Kanye West and Jay-Z, will go under the hammer next week in New York, with part of the proceeds of the sale being donated to Save the Children and the organisation’s efforts to help youngsters in East Africa.
The 2004 Maybach 57 would have cost in the region of $375,000 when bought new, but after undergoing a unique customisation at the hands of the rap stars, which saw them remove doors and other parts of the luxury car with the use of blow torches and saws, the Maybach is now estimated to fetch between $100,000 and $150,000 when it goes to auction on March 8th in NYC.
While the Maybach doesn’t resemble its original condition after its makeover at the hands of American music stars, Kanye West and Jay-Z, the vehicle is a one-off and entirely exclusive so not surprisingly, interest in this unique car is expected to be great.
Kanye West and Jay-Z came together last year to create a concept album, Watch the Throne, off which the new single Otis, featuring the Maybach car, is released. The duo are also scheduled to tour the UK in May and June, with extra dates being added due to popular demand.