George Clooney auctioning off Tesla roadster for a good cause
Just days after Jay Leno announced he would be auctioning off his 2012 Fiat 500 for charity, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has decided to follow suit. Clooney is set to put his 2008 Tesla Signature 100 roadster at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, Aug. 19.
So what’s so special about Clooney’s Tesla Roadster? Aside from being previously owned by an Academy Award winner, this particular model has the unique distinction of being the eighth production Tesla built. Not to mention it is a limited edition model, complete with charging adaptors and accessories. As for specs, this Tesla vehicle features a single-speed, fixed gear transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, 4-wheel independent coil-spring suspension, and a 375-volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor, which is capable of producing 248-bhp. The car is expected to fetch between $100,000-$125,000.
“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 Gooding and Co. president and founder David Gooding.