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George Clooney auctioning off his Tesla Roadster for charity

George Clooney's Tesla Roadster



Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney’s very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney’s Tesla is number eight of the original “Signature 100″ built in 2008 and comes with the premium two-tone leather interior.



Clooney isn’t selling the electric roadster to get some extra cash, though. The Academy Award-winning actor is well known for his philanthropic exploits, and the full proceeds from the auction will be given to one of his charities, the Satellite Sentinel Project. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the non-profit organization aims to prevent a return to civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan.



“We admire and respect Mr. Clooney’s talent and dedication to making a difference in our international community, and hope his fantastic car will attract great support for the Satellite Sentinel Project and recognition of the lives his work saves every day,” said company president David Gooding.



The auction house estimates the value of the Tesla Roadster at $100,000 to $125,000. Scroll down to read the official announcement from Gooding & Company.

By Drew Phillips

George Clooney auctioning off his Tesla Roadster for charity

George Clooney's Tesla Roadster



Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney’s very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney’s Tesla is number eight of the original “Signature 100″ built in 2008 and comes with the premium two-tone leather interior.



Clooney isn’t selling the electric roadster to get some extra cash, though. The Academy Award-winning actor is well known for his philanthropic exploits, and the full proceeds from the auction will be given to one of his charities, the Satellite Sentinel Project. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the non-profit organization aims to prevent a return to civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan.



“We admire and respect Mr. Clooney’s talent and dedication to making a difference in our international community, and hope his fantastic car will attract great support for the Satellite Sentinel Project and recognition of the lives his work saves every day,” said company president David Gooding.



The auction house estimates the value of the Tesla Roadster at $100,000 to $125,000. Scroll down to read the official announcement from Gooding & Company.

By Autoblog Staff

Wheelies: The Clooney Roadster Edition

The 2008 Tesla Signature 100 Roadster will be auctioned at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 19 to support the Satellite Sentinel Project. Alejandro Rodriguez/Gooding & Co.The 2008 Tesla Signature 100 Roadster will be auctioned at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 19 to support the Satellite Sentinel Project.

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•Gooding & Company will sell George Clooney’s 2008 Signature 100 Tesla Roadster at its Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, Aug. 19. Mr. Clooney bought the car, No. 0008, when Tesla introduced the Roadster as a high-performance electric sports car. With only 1,700 miles from new, Mr. Clooney’s Tesla Roadster is finished in Obsidian Black Metallic over a premium, two-tone leather interior. The Tesla’s estimate of the car’s value is $100,000 to $125,000. Mr. Clooney has selected a nonprofit organization that he helped found, the Satellite Sentinel Project, as the beneficiary of his sale proceeds, the auction house said. (Gooding)

•Less than a week before he was to become the design chief of Opel/Vauxhall, Dave Lyon left the parent company, General Motors. Mr. Lyon was to succeed Mark Adams, who G.M. appointed to be the new global design director for Cadillac and Buick. An Opel spokesman confirmed Mr. Lyon’s sudden departure without elaborating. Mr. Adams will remain Opel’s design chief until a successor is found, the spokesman said. (Autonews)

•BASF, in its Global Automotive Color Trend Report, predicted brown, blue and green would be trending in the next five years as preferred vehicle colors. Consumers want more choices than just silver, white and black. Still, silver, white and black will make up 50 percent to 80 percent of all car colors. (USA Today)

By THE NEW YORK TIMES