Actor George Clooney auctions his 2008 Tesla “Signature 100” Roadster at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 19th.
On Monday, July 30th, auctioneer Gooding & Company said the car is expected to fetch $100,000-$125,000 and that the money will be sent to the Satellite Sentinel Project, which is a non-profit organization that tries to prevent war between Southern and Northern Sudan by constantly monitoring Sudan’s borders via satellite.
“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,” said David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company in a statement.
The car is painted in Obsidian Black Metallic, features a two-tone leather interior design and has 1,700 miles on the odometer. In March, George Clooney and others were arrested while protesting in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, trying to draw attention on the fact that Sudan’s president was using military force to block humanitarian aid and food for civilians. Among those arrested were faith leaders, human rights activists and even congressmen.