Cadillac to auction off first production 2013 ATS for charity
Cadillac has announced that is will be auctioning off the first 2013 Cadillac ATS produced for a customer, with all proceeds going to charity. The vehicle, which was recently built in Lansing Mich., will soon be up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction on Sept. 20-22.
Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming auction will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, nationally televised on SPEED. Barrett-Jackson has agreed to waive its normal commission fee from the auction so 100 percent of the proceeds goes to Team Joseph, a non-profit organization that funds Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.
The inspiration for Team Joseph lies in the heroic story of Joseph Penrod. In 2008, a 5-year old Joseph was diagnosed with Duchenne, an inherited disorder that affects 1 in 3,600 boys. Caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, the disease results in muscle degeneration and eventually leads to death. Now 8-years-old, Joseph is currently fighting his battle against Duchenne in Michigan.