Clooney to auction Tesla for charity

July 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Actor George Clooney plans to auction off his rare 2008 Tesla Roadster, with all proceeds from the sale of the car to benefit a charity he co-founded, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Clooney is co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project, a non-profit organization that is monitoring the border between Sudan and the new country of South Sudan via satellite. The group hopes to ensure that a large civil war does not break out again, and is thus keeping an eye on the border to ensure no hostilities take place.

To support the foundation, Clooney is giving up his Roadster, a high-powered electric sports car. Clooney's model is a rare Signature 100 edition, and was among the first ever made by the company. The car is expected to fetch more than $100,000 - the cost of a brand-new Roadster, when it goes on the auction block August 19th at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

"We are overjoyed to present George Clooney's Signature 100 Tesla at Pebble Beach because this is an incredible opportunity to purchase a modern collector car with all the right elements: one-owner, celebrity provenance; historical significance; limited-edition rarity and philanthropic ties," Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance president David Gooling told the news source.

Whether drivers have a rare electric sports car or an old beater in their garage, vehicle maintenance is critical to keeping it in top condition.

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