Professional Canadian and acting enthusiast William Shatner is selling his 2004 Phaeton. The lot will be for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction , which starts tomorrow.


Shatner describes the car as “a great VW Phaeton – one of the most advanced cars of the world of its time.” According to the fine people over at Barrett-Jackson, the car is in mint condition, though there’s no information about the mileage. The car is propelled by the better-reviewed W12 engine.

The interior features tasteful cream colored upholstery with enough wooden trim to keep Nick Offerman busy for years. By far the nicest interior detail, though, is the aftermarket iPhone holder that rises elegantly out of the 12 volt outlet.


The Phaeton made its way to the auction block via Twitter, apparently. Shatner Tweeted that he wanted to sell the car and asked his followers how best to do that. The overwhelming reply was Barrett-Jackson.

Shatner tells the auction company that he is selling the car because he has too many and is ready to move on to another phase in his life. The car has no reserve on it, so you might get a deal. If this VW is anything like Jerry Seinfeld’s , though, prices might go higher than the Enterprise.