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The Universe in its unquestionable wisdom has seen fit to make Matthew McConaughey a star. Apparently the A-list actor sees the irony in this fact just like we do and has decided to give a little back to the cosmos. McConaughey is auctioning off his 1971 Corvette Stingray Convertible on eBay Motors with all proceeds earmarked for Oprah's Angel Network's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts. Currently the bidding is up to $40,040 with 25 bids.

McConaughey purchased the Stingray at a car show in 1998 and has driven it all over Texas with the top down. In his own words the car is being sold because "it will help so many with the necessities in life... [and] I can't pull my Airstream with it."

[Source: eBay Motors via Luxist]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      I hear ya, New Yorker. I was in NOLA last week. I also visited Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Gulfport, Kiln, and Biloxi. Its bad everywhere. The drive on I-10 into NOLA is like driving thru what I'd imagine Beirut looks like right now. If anyone out there is looking for something to do on vacation: grab a hammer, get hooked up with a volunteer group on the gulf and go to work - they need the help.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does the Vette come with weed hidden in various crevasses?

      I, for one, don't want a car when I can't rule out that the previous owner didn't play bongos while naked inside it and with another man watching him.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why can't you tow an airstream with it?

      I've seen Goldwings pulling airstreams. Well, maybe not.

      anahit: LMAO
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm too far north to pitch in with the rebuilding of New Orleans, but I will pitch in to defend McConaughey. What have you got against him? Go rent a copy of Dazed and Confused and check out his role as Wooderson:

      "Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some fuckin' muscle."

      Cool.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Who's Matthew McWhatever? I agree that celebrities who want people to pay over the odds for their old possessions to raise money for charidee need a kick in the balls. Bono for one should try using the bus instead of private jets.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I bet it's an auto. Every movie I have seen him drive in makes me wonder if he really can drive...
      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't care who previously owned it, that's a danged sexy car.