Sorry, Phillips de Pury & Company, but you guys evidently had no business auctioning this car at a sale of contemporary art. Because no matter what the dynamic rap duo of Kanye West and Jay-Z did to it, this 2004 Maybach 57 is, first and foremost, a used car. Clearly the art community has voted with its wallets – and decided that the vehicle's value is about what you could make if you parted it out. Frankly, that's sad.

For those that don't remember, the Maybach was heavily modified for use in the music video for the song "Otis," the Grammy Award-winning hit from Kanye's 2011 album Watch The Throne. Despite its overt ugliness, the car certainly has provenance. (Did we mention that the song won a Grammy?) We only hope that whomever ponied up the paltry sum of $60,000 for the "Otis" Maybach is either a real music fan or someone who goes on to resell it at Barrett-Jackson or another car auction where they know how to move the celebrity metal.

Be sure to check out our gallery of the "Otis" Maybach, and click past the jump to watch the music video.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Proof that there are lots of dumb people in this world that don't know what to do with their money.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather sit on a seat-less bike THAN be seen in this!
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm, well I wouldn't pay $60,000 for that POS. So IMO they should be happy to get that much for it.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think I lost 30 points of IQ after seeing this music video. Never been a fan of Jay-Z myself, his rhymes are stale and apparently so is his taste.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Pretty sure that goes for 99.9% of all rap/hip-hop artists, especially mainstream.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see salvage..... That's about it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      boring, plus use of the N-word is just not hip.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Saw Kanye West when he was the opening act for U2 in Sydney. Boring. See nothing has changed. I guess their point is that they are so rich that they can do this to a $400k car while the US and World economy is down the crapper, while other 'rich' people are vilified by the media as being greedy and without conscious. Setting a fine example, guys.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Junkmobile.
      • 3 Years Ago
      ******* idiots!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Provenance? Please. Parts, that's all it's worth.
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG. I wouldn't give you a $100 for this piece of crap. Does anyone really care that it was in a video that won a Grammy. It is ugly as all hell. It should have been parted out on ebay.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's 50 grand to a Jay-Z, can you please remind him.
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