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George Clooney Auctions His 2008 Tesla Roadster at Pebble Beach

Photo Courtesy of Gooding & Company
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance's official auction house, Gooding & Company, will be auctioning off a very special 2008 Tesla "Signature 100" Roadster previously belonging to actor George Clooney. According to G&C, this groundbreaking roadster was the world's very first high-performance electric sports car when it debuted in 2008 and Clooney was personally invited to purchase the car number 0008 for himself.
The sleek, Obsidian Black Metallic luxury vehicle has only 1,700 miles on it and has a two-tone leather interior. It features a 375-Volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor, 248 BHP at 5,000-8,000 RPM, and a single-speed, fixed-gear transmission. It also has 4-wheel disc brakes and independent coil-spring suspension. Clooney has apparently said that his car, estimated between $100,000-$125,000, is a thrill to drive.
Taking place on August 19, 2012, the car's auction proceeds will be donated to the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), which is a non-profit organization that keeps an eye on the border between Northern and Southern Sudan in attempts to prevent another civil war between the sides. SSP captures images of possible aggressive behavior, so news organizations, key policy makers, and peace-keeping groups can be quickly informed of the activity to bring about awareness and action. The award-winning actor is known for his generous humanitarian work and is actually the SSP's co-founder, along with human rights activist John Prendergast.
“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,” says 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.”

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Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with her cat and two rats. She graduated from California State San Marcos with a degree in Literature and Writing and a minor in Film Studies. She has written for several publications, including San Diego City News and North Park News, and in her spare time writes film reviews for various online publications. A self-prescribed film/book obsessive, she's curren...(Read More)

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