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Old 12-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Donating My Coupe to a Good Cause

Hey, all,

Just letting everyone know I am parting ways with my supercharged V8 coupe. It is being auctioned off at the Russo and Steele event in Scottsdale in mid-January with all proceeds going to the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

As most of you know, the car is incredible and I have enjoyed every second of ownership. I am ready to get into a new project and also need a bit more space, even in a second car, as it is just so hard to find time to drive it with 3 kids, school pickups, soccer practice, etc.

I'll stay in touch on the boards and see what amazing things continue to happen with these rare cars. I listed the car with no reserve, so we'll see what it goes for. I hope as much as possible for the sake of the hospital.

Thanks to all for the guidance, suggestions, thoughts and opinions as I built up my car these past 3-4 years. Also, thanks so much to Dave at Werks for his fantastic work on the car -- first as the turbo work, and then on the crazy V8 build. I'm driving it a lot lately as the clock ticks toward the auction and it is just so well put together. Still no CELs since last springs delivery.

If you know someone who may want a pretty special Solstice, direct them to R&S and let them have a go.

New project is underway as we speak.

Happy Holidays,
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Hey, all,

Just letting everyone know I am parting ways with my supercharged V8 coupe. It is being auctioned off at the Russo and Steele event in Scottsdale in mid-January with all proceeds going to the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

As most of you know, the car is incredible and I have enjoyed every second of ownership. I am ready to get into a new project and also need a bit more space, even in a second car, as it is just so hard to find time to drive it with 3 kids, school pickups, soccer practice, etc.

I'll stay in touch on the boards and see what amazing things continue to happen with these rare cars. I listed the car with no reserve, so we'll see what it goes for. I hope as much as possible for the sake of the hospital.

Thanks to all for the guidance, suggestions, thoughts and opinions as I built up my car these past 3-4 years. Also, thanks so much to Dave at Werks for his fantastic work on the car -- first as the turbo work, and then on the crazy V8 build. I'm driving it a lot lately as the clock ticks toward the auction and it is just so well put together. Still no CELs since last springs delivery.

If you know someone who may want a pretty special Solstice, direct them to R&S and let them have a go.

New project is underway as we speak.

Happy Holidays,
S
That is awesome, and what a great cause! Will hate to see you go. Hope the buyer is a member of this forum or one of the others. I'd love to bid, but I'd be homeless afterwards. Good luck!

Got any links to the auction site?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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America needs more people like you!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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America needs more people like you!!
Agreed! Merry Christmas and here's hoping all goes well with the auction.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Agree also but if it is anything like Barrett Jackson it will go for a lot higher than what the car is really worth.
That is very good for the charity in most cases.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No reserve?

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If it was a convertible I'd be looking at a bid.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It'll be interesting to see what it goes for. My guess 70K
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I hope your Coupe does better then the last two Mallett's that sold at auction. They only went for 27K each.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That listing will be updated with new photos and the charitable donation text. No idea what it may go for. All depends on that one (or two) buyers who might be interested.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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For such a good cause, hopefully it sells for billions Realistically, I think it's probably going to bring around 40K due to economy, hopefully it goes for much more
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That is fantastic!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Also, it is not a traditional charity car with the auction -- I am simply donating 100% of proceeds to PCH. So, the buyer does not get any kind of deduction.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If that is the case you are a great person, because this could be pretty risky.
Hope there are a couple of buyers that would pay top dollar thus helping the charity.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sure wish I had some money to bid on this.
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