Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Otis’ Maybach Sells for $60,000

Otis Maybach

Only Jay-Z and Kanye West could tear apart a Maybach and still find a buyer. The famous luxury vehicle from the “Otis” music video fetched $60,000 at auction last week.

The hip-hop titans 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 went up on the auction block as part of the New York Contemporary Art Evening auction and reportedly sold in less than five minutes. While the going price was less than the estimated $100,000 – $150,000 they expected to fetch, it was advertised as a work of art and not a working vehicle.

Part of the proceeds from the sale benefitted Save the Children to provide food for children in Africa.

Otis Maybach

Otis Maybach

Otis Maybach



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23 Comments

  1. Tev

    Nice!!!

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  2. Stre3t Danc@

    I thought they donated it :/

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Stre3t Danc@, READ, GODDAMNIT

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    Stre3t Danc@ Reply:

    @uhuh, F-U-C-K OFF, MORON

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    illerbrown Reply:

    @Stre3t Danc@, they sold the car and donated the money

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  3. Lauryn

    Huh?> 60K? It’s Retail Is 350K What Was The Point???

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Lauryn, the throne is rich AF. they dont care

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  4. illerbrown

    thats not new.. it was sold time ago

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    uhuh Reply:

    @illerbrown, what else u expect from rap-up. they slackin’

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  5. Misanjann

    uhuh@ WE DONT NEED YOUR REACTION ON EVERY COMMENT.

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  6. Misanjann

    @uhuh WE DONT NEED YOUR REACTION ON EVERY COMMENT.

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    illestni**a Reply:

    @Misanjann, and we dont need yours!

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  7. illestni**a

    shut up..y’all are fools!

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  8. true love

    I wish That I had money to spend on expensive junk.

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  9. flawda

    Maybe you need to get off your ass and get on your grind like Kanye and Jay-z did. I’m sure they didn’t wish, they made it happened.

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  10. Money

    So whats news about selling a $350,000 car for $60,000.. the last time i checked my accounting this was a loss!!!

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  11. reelz215

    it doesn’t matter how much they sold it for,the point is that the money was donated to a good cause..it’s really sad to see those kids suferring like that…as a mother, i couldn’t imagine to see my kids going threw the same situation…(;

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  12. Neutron

    They already showed you haters money aint a thing when they destroyed it in the video. The value of the car was diminished then.

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  14. Hugh

    Worst ROI ever :)

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  17. Kanye

    They have probably indirectly made over $350,000 from the video through increased publicity leading to increased ticket sales for their concerts and of course music sales. The charity bit is a front.

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