American actor Richard Gere has put up for auction his rare convertible Jaguar XK8 of 1999 release. He will donate the proceeds to help Ukrainians affected by the war.
The car appeared at the Bring a Trailer auction – a platform that sells vintage and classic cars. Richard Gere bought the new convertible in September 1999, and the car has been with him in New York ever since. The auction page notes the perfect condition of the car. It has a mileage of 30 thousand miles and was not involved in an accident.
Proceeds from the sale will be equally distributed between World Central Kitchen and Open Arms Ukraine. Both organizations are non-profit, caring for Ukrainians affected by the war.
As for the car, it has the color of anthracite pearl and is equipped with a soft folding top. The heart of the convertible is a 4-liter V8 engine with 290 horsepower. The leather interior and wood trim of the instrument panel, steering wheel, and doors create a luxurious look inside. For convenience, there are automatic climate control, heated seats, stereo, and other electronics.
The rear-wheel drive Jaguar XK8 has a 5-speed automatic transmission. It has 17-inch original wheel discs, looks new and has every chance to raise a lot of money to help Ukrainians.
The auction will continue for another 5 days.