George Clooney: Set to auction rare car for Sudan charity
Oscar winner George Clooney is auctioning a rare 2008 Tesla Roadster to benefit his Sudan charity, it has been announced.
The funds raised from auctioning the limited edition model of the electric car will help fund the Satellite Sentinel Project, which uses cameras to monitor violence in the region.
The public sale, which is expected to raise at least $100,000, is to be held at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California on August 18.
In a statement, David Gooding of the Gooding & Co auction house said that, his firm is delighted to be aiding such a worthy cause.
"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 tie," Gooding said.
In December 2010, Clooney launched the Satellite Sentinel Project, as part of his Not On Our Watch campaign. He has been joined by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in funding the project.
The superstar was arrested in Washington DC earlier this year for attending a protest at Sudan's US embassy.