Charity auction

  • First 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom heading to auction

    As many brands often do with a particular car wearing VIN 001, Rolls-Royce announced on Monday it will auction off the first production Phantom for charity at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival on January 27. The three-day event founded by the Naples Children & Education Foundation will take place in Naples, Florida, and all proceeds from the 2018 Phantom's sale price will benefit the foundation itself. As if the Phantom isn't enough, the winning bidder will get the opportunity to participate as a judge in the 2019 ROBB Report Car of the Year event and receive a collection of fine wines...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster
    Buy A Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Support A Good Cause

    The Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster boasts a 6.5-liter, 691-horsepower V-12 capable of propelling the open-air supercar from 0-60 mph in under three seconds, on the way to a top speed of 217 mph. Unlike the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which used a complicated and ungainly soft top, the...

  • Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - image: Barrett-Jackson
    2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Recap

    If you spent last weekend glued to Speed, watching the Barrett-Jackson Auction live from Scottsdale, Arizona, you probably came away with the same confused outlook we did. While some cars sold for impressive amounts, like the $1.1 million paid for the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray, or the...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    First Production C7 Corvette Hits The Block At Barrett-Jackson

    Want to park the very first production C7 Corvette Stingray, serial number 001, in your garage? Be sure you’re registered to bid at this week’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, then, because that very car is scheduled to cross the stage on Saturday, January 19. To be...

  • Former President George W. Bush in his 2009 Ford F-150 - image: Barrett-Jackson
    George W. Bush's Ford F-150 Heads To Auction

    On January 19, 2013, a 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew pickup once owned by former President George W. Bush will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. The truck has likely racked up only modest mileage, as it was used exclusively on Bush’s Crawford, Texas...

  • Chevy's final 2012 COPO Camaro
    Final 2012 Chevy COPO Camaro Is An Auction-Bound Convertible

    At last year’s SEMA show, Chevy announced that it would build 69 COPO Camaros for the 2012 model year. The number was in honor of the original COPO (short for Central Office Production Order) Camaro, which hit the drag strip in 1969 as a factory-built race car. Like the originals, the new...

  • Ron Fellows poses with the Camaro ZL1 pace car to be auctioned

    If you’re a fan of the American Le Mans Series who also happens to be shopping for a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, we’ve got just the car you’ve been looking for. Crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction is this 2012 Camaro ZL1, previously used as the pace car for the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport. On hand to deliver the keys will be star driver Ron Fellows, whose logo also graces the car. The car is one of four produced in Imperial Blue Metallic, and it comes sporting special “Maple Leaf” striping and event graphics. The livery, designed by Ivan...

  • Jay Leno thanks the winning bidder for his generosity
    Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500 Sells For $350k At Charity Auction

    When you’re Jay Leno, taking delivery of the first or second customer car in country is generally as easy as picking up the phone and saying, “I’ll need one of those for my collection, as close to the first production model as possible.” Such was the case with The Tonight...

  • Jay Leno's Fiat 500 Prima Edizione - image courtesy of Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's Fiat 500 Prima Edizione Hits The Block For Charity: Video

    Last year, Jay Leno took delivery of the second Fiat 500 imported into the United States, and you’ll soon get a chance to bid on that very same Prima Edizione car at an upcoming Gooding & Company auction. Leno is giving the limited-edition Fiat up for charity, with the proceeds from the...

  • 2012 SEMA Mustang Build: High Gear Exterior by Jennifer Seely
    The Women Behind The Custom SEMA Mustang Build: Video

    To design and construct the viewer-selected High Gear concept for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women, some 20 female volunteers will spend six months creating a one-of-a-kind Mustang for a charity auction benefitting SEMA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sherry Kollien, the SEMA project...

  • 2012 SEMA Mustang Build: High Gear Exterior by Jennifer Seely
    High Gear Design Chosen For SEMA Mustang Designed And Built By Women

    Cars, and specifically muscle cars, are not the exclusive domain of male enthusiasts. That’s the rough premise behind a project called the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women, which allowed fans to choose one of three Mustang designs penned by women, to be built by women for this year’s...

  • Ferrari 599XX Evolution
    Ferrari Hosting Online Auction To Benefit Italian Earthquake Victims

    In an effort to raise funds for those affected by recent earthquakes in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, Ferrari will kick off an international, on-line auction beginning the week of June 4. Up for grabs are a wide variety of items, across many different price points. At the top end of the...

  • The Melvin Betancourt designed 2013 Shelby GT500

    When it comes to special editions, it doesn’t get any rarer than one of one. In an auction to support the Henry Ford Health System, a unique 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, custom designed by Ford stylist Melvin Betancourt, will be sold to the highest bidder. The charity car features a white exterior with white accent striping and white 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Recaro seats are wrapped in (you guessed it) white leather, stitched with contrasting black thread. The design of the car was done as a “thank you” by Betancourt, himself a former patient of the Henry Ford Health System...

  • The Franca Sozzani designed MINI Roadster, created for Life Ball 2012
    MINI Roadster Designed For 2012 Life Ball Makes Its Debut

    MINI has been a part of the Life Ball charity event since 2001, and a string of designers have given various MINI models a high-profile make over. Through the years, MINIs have been restyled by the likes of Diesel, Versace, DSQUARED², and The Blonds for Katy Perry. This year, a MINI Roadster...

  • The Franca Sozzani styled MINI Roadster, prepared for Life Ball 2012
    MINI Supports 2012 Life Ball With New One-Off Designer Roadster

    Since 2001, MINI has partnered with the Life Ball, an annual charity event that raises money to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS. Via the donation of 10 designer-prepared MINIs, that automaker has raised over 500,000 euros ($656,500) to support Life Ball in the past decade. This year is no...

  • Special edition 2013 Roush Stage 3 Mustang, to be auction in support of the SAE Foundation.
    Limited Edition Roush Mustang Hits The Block For Charity

    On May 16th, as part of the SAE Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, a one-of-one 2013 Roush Stage 3 Mustang will cross the auction block at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Donated by Ford and Roush, proceeds from the sale of this unique Mustang will go to support the SAE’s...

  • 45th Anniversary Edition 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
    First 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible To Be Auctioned For Charity

    If you want a 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro, the package is available for any 2LT or 2SS trim level coupe or convertible, as long as you’re willing to spend the $1,375 package price. On top of the Camaro’s starting price, that money buys you Carbon Flash Metallic paint, a unique...

  • The Military Tribute Edition Chevrolet Camaro
    Chevrolet To Donate Military Tribute Edition Camaro

    Chevrolet will donate a custom-painted, one-of-a-kind Camaro to raise money for the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

  • Custom 1966 Ford Mustang previously owned by Charlie Sheen

    If you had asked us to name which Hollywood celebrity had a custom-built 1966 Mustang convertible prepped with ex-NASCAR gear and a variety of other track-worthy upgrades in 2006, we have to admit, Charlie Sheen wouldn't be anywhere near the top of our list--but that's precisely where this car comes from. Though it's no longer owned by a tiger-blooded, truth-fueled F-18, this Mustang, decked out in NASCAR-ish spec and a red-and-black theme might still bring in a big chunk of cash for charity. The current auction page says it would cost $300,000 to replicate the car's current configuration...

  • Galpin Auto Sports/SPX custom Mustang rendering
    700-HP Galpin Wide-Body Mustang To Be Auctioned For Charity

    A Galpin Auto Sports/SPX 700-horsepower custom Mustang will be auctioned to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale event next January.

  •  MINI Red Mudder By DSQUARED2
    One-Off MINI Red Mudder By DSQUARED² Auctioned At 2011 Life Ball

    Canadian twins, Dean and Dan Caten, better known as the designer duo DSQUARED², have finally presented the MINI Countryman crossover they designed exclusively for the 2011 Life Ball, a charity event held annually in Vienna in support of HIV and AIDS research that took place this past weekend...

  • Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez
    Aston Martin Auctioning Rapide To Aid Japan

    It’s been two months since the Japan earthquake disaster but the effects, especially on the auto industry, are still being felt all around the world. Aston Martin is showing its full support for the island nation, with its CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez announcing plans to auction his Rapide company car...

  • Lee Iacocca's 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang Up For Auction

    Lee Iacocca, one of the automotive industry's most legendary figures, worked with Metal Crafters in 2009 to create the Lee Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang. Only 45 of these cars were built, and Iacocca had one--number 19 of 45--built for himself. Iacocca has put that car up for...

  • Verne Troyer's cash-filled Lamborghini Countach
    Celebs And Cars: This Week's High (And Very, Very Low) Points

    • Remember that clip of 50 Cent jamming $2 million into a Lamborghini Murcielago? Not to be outdone, Verne Troyer has posted a photo reply, featuring the actor with stacks of (possibly real) dough in his own Lambo Countach. It's supposed to represent $2 million, but it looks a little short to...

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