• Sep 18, 2006
We spoke to organizers of the "Runway for Life" benefit for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital over the weekend to get an update on the Enzo auction, and it's safe to say that the car did its job. According to our source, the Enzo sold for $1,150,000 to Luxury Motors, a dealership located in Downer's Grove, Illinois.

The selling price puts the "Runway for Life" car in the same general neighborhood as the 400th Enzo, which was presented to Pope John Paul II and subsequently auctioned off for $1,274,299. The proceeds from that particular sale benefitted survivors of the 2004 tsunami.

We're told to expect a full press release in the near future. When it's made available, we'll update this post accordingly. For now, though, count all of us among those happy to see that the car brought in big bucks for a very worthy cause.

Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't offer an extra-special tip of the cap to the anonymous donor who generously supplied the car and made this great story possible.

(Additional photo after the jump)



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Glad to hear it went for some decent change for a good cause.
      • 8 Years Ago
      $1.15 million? That's less than the often-advertised $1.2 million "Buy It Now" listings on eBay Motors. Another sign the collector car market is burning out. Wonderful cause, no less. St. Jude's is a terrific organization.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its wonderful that nice cars are not just for the super rich, that a nice amount of cash for a good cause.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Joe Abbas owns Luxury Motors. He started out selling used Rolls and Bentleys in Downers Grove, but now he has Bugatti, Lamborghini and Bentley franchises, including the Downtown/Gold Coast Chicago Bentley dealership.

      I test drove a piece of crap '95 5-series at his used lot before he got the new car franchises and I thought he was just a used car hustler, but he made it big. I’m glad I didn’t buy the 5-series, but give him due respect for up-bidding this Enzo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a great story,Kids charities are wonderfull.