The memory of Jay Z and Kanye West laying waste to a $350,000 Maybach for the duo's "Otis" music video continues to bring a smile to our face. We're always fans of the Mad Max treatment on any vehicle, and taking a Sawzall and a cutting torch to a ludicrously expensive luxury barge remains the stuff of our twisted fantasies. If you've been wondering what ever happened to the zombie Maybach, wonder no more. What's left of the 'Bach is officially headed to auction, with the proceeds going to Save The Children, a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. In this case, the auction will benefit families in East Africa.

How much will the cannibalized Maybach fetch once the gavel falls? Early estimates say bids could reach as high as $100,000, or less than a third of the vehicle's total value pre-Otisification. Worth it? Well, we certainly won't tell you how to spend your cash, but if you're a fan of hip hop royalty and/or Save The Children, we're inclined to think so. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Early estimates say bids could reach as high as $100,000, or less than a third of the vehicle's total value pre-Otisification." I'm having difficulty trying to understand why AB along with so many other sources are under the impression that a 2004 Maybach 57 is still worth $350k. Maybach's have among the worst residual values in the automotive market, and a quick glance in the classified for a non Otis-ized version shows that it's worth around $100K anyways. At least this way the money goes to a good place and the world is given another crazy car we can look back later in life and go "I remember that car!".
      dallifornia
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's only a little bit below the going price for a used 57 right now. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they didn't buy this new, and that Maybachs just don't depreciate very well.
      paulwilson05
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that's a Maybach!
      Băsceanu Vlad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope it'll fetch 1 mil
      Chris Bangle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would make a great buy for a coachbuilder.
      lrndecnmst512
      • 2 Years Ago
      postapocalyptic maybach is pretty cool, preapocalyptic maybach kinda ugly. the song is un-un-un-list-en-a-ble.
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      More money than brains. You can take the rapper out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the rapper......
        slicecom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Kanye was never in the ghetto.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @slicecom
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          Alex
          • 2 Years Ago
          @slicecom
          He sure acts like one - remember 2009 VMA awards?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
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        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        More money than brains. You can take the redneck out of the appalachians but you can't take the appalachians out of the redneck...... yea that phrase works for all sorts of people.
          John
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AP1_S2K
          Race baiting is what stupid people do when they are not intelligent enough to form a constructive argument..........
        Mr. ROBoto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        Ghetto wrapper? http://www.ghettoredhot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/nestle-crunch-bar.jpg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
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      Al Terego
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait wait wait They turned $350K into $100K and then donate that to charity? Makes perfect sense!
        AU3783
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al Terego
        How does one find anything negative about turning a music video prop into something that can bring in money for a good cause? I am sure it doesn't compete with the millions of dollars you have donated to charity but at least its better than nothing.
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          @AU3783
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        @Al Terego
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          Al Terego
          • 2 Years Ago
          Which part is the part where I spoke for everyone? Also,don't you have something frivolous to whine and cry about at the moment?
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The bad news: They utterly destroyed a pretty rare, $350,000 luxury car/limo. The good news: It's a Maybach.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Idiots being idiots
        miketim1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Right... thats why those idiots have the means to drive a maybach while your here commenting on a blog. Makes sense
      Tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      I expect it won't fetch $100k
      Zortella
      • 2 Years Ago
      LAME!
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