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William Shatner Sells Two Cars In West Palm Beach Auction — FOR SCRAP!

William Shatner in the 2002 Aston Martin he sold for $50,000 in a West Palm Beach car auction (Barrett-Jackson photo)

WEST PALM BEACH — Original Star Trek star William Shatner showed up at the Barrett-Jackson car auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the weekend to watch two of his cars sold — for a lot less than $80,000 COMBINED!

Shatner, 85, was there to see his prized low-mileage 2002 Aston Martin DB7.

He wanted $55,000 and, late Friday, it went for $50,000.

As for Captain James T. Kirk’s 2004 VW Phaeton, a limo-like car that was sold in the United States for just four years until 2006, it fetched $27,000. Shatner wanted $29,700 and traveled from California to make sure he’d get it.

$77,000 for two cars? In Beverly Hills, someone would’ve bought them off a used car lot for a lot more!

Considering the man has 2.3 million Twitter followers, it’s strange Shatner schlepped all the way to West Palm Beach to make just a few bucks on two cars.

“It goes against my grain to spend the kind of money on a car that in my more modest-means day I could have bought a house, or actually three houses,” Shatner told the Barrett-Jackson website. “So I look for cars like the ones I am selling: a great VW Phaeton – one of the most advanced cars of the world of its time – and this Aston Martin DB7, which is a jewel of a design inside and out.”

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com,  SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 11, 2016