To raise money for a worthy cause, and in the spirit of all things automotive, the 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Safety Car will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

In a first for the iconic car race, the Safety Car will go to the highest bidder on eBay, putting the race, and the children’s charity on an international platform.

Variety carThe Octane Orange Ford GT could raise up to $100,000 or more in the auction, which runs from 20 February until 1 March.

The car is one of the last FPV (Ford Performance Vehicle) GTs to be built in Australia and these have already become collectors’ items.

The Octane Orange Ford GT has a range of attractive features including a 5.0 litre, supercharged DOHC 32 valve all-aluminium V8 engine, sports cloth seats with GT logo embroidery, premium 5-spoke 19″ alloy, reverse camera with reverse sensing system, Interior Command Centre (ICC) with advanced 8″ colour touch screen and Bluetooth, USB & iPod connectivity and sports projector headlamps.

Donated to Variety SA by Jarvis Ford, the eBay auction is hosted thanks to Bid For Good.

Clipsal 500 CEO, Mark Warren says the auction is an innovative way to raise vital funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity of South Australia.
“The Jarvis Group has a long and proud history supporting the Clipsal 500 and various community initiatives in South Australia. One lucky fan is going to be driving away in the iconic Octane Orange Ford GT Safety Car so we encourage all race fans to make a bid and spread the word to help raise money for such a wonderful cause,” he says.

variety+club+logoVariety has driven a number of new initiatives during its partnership with the race, including an exclusive dinner with the drivers, Ferrari rides for children in need, a replica trophy tour and a `Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve’ donation campaign which will also raise money throughout the four day event.

So far, the bidding is up to $60,000 so race to eBay and place your bid!