Bidder Shells Out $60,000 for ‘Otis’ Maybach
Leave it to Jay-Z and Kanye West to all but destroy a Maybach and still find a buyer — The famous ride from the ‘Otis’ music video sold for a cool $60,000 at auction last week.
The hip hop kings dismembered the 2004 Maybach 57, which retails for around $350,000, in the Spike Jonze-directed video for their single “Otis” off their Grammy-winning album Watch the Throne.
The car hit the auction block as part of the New York Contemporary Art Evening auction, and reportedly sold in less than five minutes. While the selling price was less than the $100,000-$150,000 they expected to fetch, the Maybach was advertised as a work of art and not a working vehicle.
Part of the proceeds went to Save The Children to help feed kids in Africa.