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Post by silly girl on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 14:27

George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit


Actor George Clooney will have Santa Monica auction house Gooding & Co. auction his 2008 Tesla “Signature 100” Roadster to raise money for a nonprofit that uses satellites to monitor the tense border between South Sudan and Sudan for war crimes and other violence.

The Roadster, the eighth built by the Palo Alto-based electric car company, has been driven 1,700 miles. It is expected to sell for $100,000 to $125,000.

Clooney designated the Satellite Sentinel Project as the sale beneficiary. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the Satellite Sentinel Project's website states that its goal is to prevent warfare between the Sudanese regions. The Republic of South Sudan became an independent state last year.

The Tesla will be auctioned at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next month.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-george-clooney-tesla-auction-20120729,0,4984188.story

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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by melbert on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 14:54

should we pool our money and buy a time share for the Tesla? Great cause, but he must not be overly thrilled with that car, eh?
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Post by Katiedot on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 16:57

When did he ever put 1,700 miles on the clock? Don't remember ever seeing him in it apart from a few promo shots when he first got it.
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Post by melbert on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 18:06

I have a pic of him driving out of a parking garage (?) or some kind of driveway onto the street. Maybe he took a left at the bakery instead of a right and it took him 1,700 miles to get home?
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Post by it's me on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 19:49

LOOOL!!!

he drove it!
pure and simple Very Happy
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Post by Katiedot on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 19:53

http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/features/grand-prix-cafe/7815-george-clooneys-tesla-roadser-to-be-auctioned-by-gooding-a-co



George Clooney’s Tesla roadster to be auctioned by Gooding & Co.

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Monday, 30 July 2012 12:45

George Clooney in his 2008 Tesla roadster, which will be auctioned at Gooding & Co.'s Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 19. Image courtesy Webb Farrer.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Co., the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present George Clooney’s 2008 Tesla Signature 100 roadster at its Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, Aug. 19.
Clooney was invited to purchase car number 0008 when Tesla debuted the world’s first high-performance electric sports car. The Academy Award-winning actor and philanthropist has selected the Satellite Sentinel Project as the beneficiary of his sale proceeds. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the Satellite Sentinel Project is a nonprofit organization that monitors the sensitive borders of Sudan via satellite in an effort to prevent the return of a full-scale civil war in the region.

“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 president and founder David Gooding. “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.”

With only 1,700 miles on the odometer, the Tesla roadster, car 0008, is finished in Obsidian Black Metallic over a premium, two-tone leather interior. Clooney has said that his roadster is thrilling to drive. The Tesla’s estimate is $100,000–$125,000.

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Post by cindigirl on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 20:06

silly girl wrote:The Roadster, the eighth built by the Palo Alto-based electric car company, has been driven 1,700 miles. It is expected to sell for $100,000 to $125,000.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-george-clooney-tesla-auction-20120729,0,4984188.story

It's nice to see an electric eco friendly car but, good grief, for the asking price it would take several lifetimes to realize the gas savings.
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Post by it's me on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 20:06

great pic!! I love you
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GEORGE'S TESLA ROADSTER FOR UP FOR AUCTION

Post by Joanna on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 11:19

George Clooney auctioning car for charity

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 13:42
Tags: George Clooney, Tesla Roadster, George Clooney sports car


http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/and-more/george-clooney-auctioning-car-for-charity_116602.htm

London: George Clooney has put his Tesla Roadster, a limited edition obsidian black metallic sports car, on auction.

The electric-powered two-seater is expected to fetch between USD 100,000 and USD 125,000, reported a leading daily.

Proceeds from the sale will go to Clooney`s Satellite Sentinel Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by the 51-year-old actor to monitor the borders of Sudan via satellite.

Clooney bought the car in 2008, and was one of Tesla`s first high-profile customers.

The Hollywood A-lister helped promote the environmentally friendly start-up brand when electric cars were still suffering from image problems, with people viewing them as slow and sluggish.

The black two-seater is "thrilling to drive" according to Clooney, and he will be auctioning the vehicle at Pebble Beach, California, on August 19.

"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 the auction company.



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Post by Katiedot on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 12:46

Thanks m'dear. I've just moved your post to the older thread.
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Post by Joanna on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 15:40

Oh thanks Katie.
I had a quick look in G C news but must have missed the title...
but it was a bit early for me ! LOL
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Post by Katiedot on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 08:17

Found by Henway:

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Post by it's me on Fri 10 Aug 2012, 13:42

I can't see
what is it?
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by laetval on Fri 17 Aug 2012, 16:37

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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by laetval on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 17:34

George's car "2008 Tesla Roadster" has been bought auction for $ 99,000

Result HERE
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by it's me on Wed 22 Aug 2012, 17:41

WOW
is really much

right?
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by melbert on Thu 23 Aug 2012, 01:40

"The electric-powered two-seater is expected to fetch between USD 100,000 and USD 125,000, reported a leading daily."

So the "George Factor" DECREASED the price?
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Post by Aly on Thu 23 Aug 2012, 06:42

melbert wrote:"The electric-powered two-seater is expected to fetch between USD 100,000 and USD 125,000, reported a leading daily."

So the "George Factor" DECREASED the price?
that should be for cars new coming from the factory not used ones Idea
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by ... on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 10:51

If anyone is curious, the final auction price for the 2008 Tesla Roadstar was $99,000.

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/2008-tesla-roadster/

Proceeds going to Satellite Sentinel Project:
The SSP is a non-profit organization supported by other non-profits (including Not On Our Watch and the Enough Project), that monitors the sensitive borders of Sudan via satellite in an effort to prevent the return of a full-scale civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan. Part of an early warning system currently in place, the SSP gathers images of aggression and other time-sensitive information and expedites the data to news organizations, peacekeepers and key policymakers. www.satellitesentinel.org

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Post by it's me on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 10:52

ottimo!
thanks for the news!
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by Joanna on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 17:40

Donations can be made here for George's fund 
towards the Satellite.


https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1442954
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Re: George Clooney to auction Tesla for South Sudan nonprofit

Post by melbert on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 03:23

It's parked in my garage right now if anyone wants to come over for a drive...
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Post by it's me on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 06:16

wow! great Mel!!!
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