Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney's very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney's Tesla is number eight of the original "Signature 100" built in 2008 and comes with the premium two-tone leather interior.

Clooney isn't selling the electric roadster to get some extra cash, though. The Academy Award-winning actor is well known for his philanthropic exploits, and the full proceeds from the auction will be given to one of his charities, the Satellite Sentinel Project. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the non-profit organization aims to prevent a return to civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan.

"We admire and respect Mr. Clooney's talent and dedication to making a difference in our international community, and hope his fantastic car will attract great support for the Satellite Sentinel Project and recognition of the lives his work saves every day," said company president David Gooding.

The auction house estimates the value of the Tesla Roadster at $100,000 to $125,000. Scroll down to read the official announcement from Gooding & Company.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 30, 2012) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is thrilled to announce that it will present Academy Award-winning actor and philanthropist George Clooney's 2008 Tesla "Signature 100" Roadster at its Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, August 19. Mr. Clooney was invited to purchase car number 0008 when Tesla debuted its game-changing Roadster, the world's first high-performance electric sports car. One of the most generous celebrity human rights activists in the world today, Mr. Clooney has selected the Satellite Sentinel Project as the beneficiary of his sale proceeds. Co-founded by Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is a non-profit organization that monitors the sensitive borders of Sudan via satellite in an effort to prevent the return of a full-scale civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan.

"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 ties," says President and Founder David Gooding. "We admire and respect Mr. Clooney's talent and dedication to making a difference in our international community, and hope his fantastic car will attract great support for the Satellite Sentinel Project and recognition of the lives his work saves every day."

George Clooney's 2008 Tesla "Signature 100" Roadster

Tesla made automotive history in 2008 when it launched the innovative Roadster, the world's first high-performance electric sports car. With only 1,700 miles from new, Mr. Clooney's Tesla Roadster, car 0008, is finished in Obsidian Black Metallic over a premium, two-tone leather interior. Clooney has said that his Roadster is thrilling to drive. The Tesla's estimate is $100,000–$125,000.

George Clooney Supports The Satellite Sentinel Project

The SSP is a non-profit organization supported by other non-profits (including Not On Our Watch and the Enough Project), that monitors the sensitive borders of Sudan via satellite in an effort to prevent the return of a full-scale civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan. Part of an early warning system currently in place, the SSP gathers images of aggression and other time-sensitive information and expedites the data to news organizations, peacekeepers and key policymakers. http://www.satellitesentinel.org/

Gooding & Company's 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 & 19 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, located at the corner of Portola Road and Stevenson Drive. Preview days will start on Wednesday, August 15, and continue through Sunday, August 19. The auctions will commence at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auctions. General admission tickets to the viewing and auctions may be purchased on site for $40. Auctions are broadcast live from Gooding & Company's website. Bidder registration forms, press credentials and additional auction information are also available on http://www.goodingco.com or by calling (310) 899-1960. For additional vehicle information and up-to-the-minute results, follow Gooding & Company on Facebook and Twitter @GoodingCompany.


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      Fashion Luvr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Henrik Fisker just donated a brand new Fisker Karma for the ocean focused charity, Oceana. http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/10-extraordinary-items-benefiting-oceanas-seachange-2012-auction/
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF who cares.
      rlog100
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's one way to no longer be stuck owning one without have to explain to your Green friends why you no longer own one.
      luigi.tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      and who gives a ****?
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I had a Tesla I'd give it to the Kidney Foundation, and I'm not even rich. That stuff is garbage. But alas, good for him--nothing wrong with a little charity. Although, whenever I get calls from telemarketers asking for money, I tell them, "I AM my favorite charity."
        BipDBo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        You may not have money, but if it's that important to you, how about your spare kidney?
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be ANOTHER slow news day.
      hp
      • 2 Years Ago
      and not a single **** was given that day
      Fapout
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm jus' sayin'.... Maybe I'm reading in to this a little more than I should... The cars I donate are the ones I don't like... Donate a virtually non-utilitarian vehicle that doesn't perform at the level of it's counterparts that's still in production? If you're going to donate a worthless underperforming sports car with practical use, donate a Delorean. At least you can't go buy those brand new still. I'm jus' sayin.
      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      He just wants to be rid of it before the batteries brick and need to be replaced. Let some other sucker worry about that.
      BipDBo
      • 2 Years Ago
      When it sells, we'll be able to compare it to price of a Tesla previosly owned by a mere mortal. Then we'll know the going rate for a sample of Mr. Clooney's butt sweat.
      Bobby_Sards
      • 2 Years Ago
      haha these auctions are hilarious...it'd be cooler if it was Mario Andretti's corvette, or Walter Rohl's 935
      dreadcthulhu01
      • 2 Years Ago
      South Sudan is an independent nation now, so a war between them and Sudan would just be a regular war, not a civil one. Still worth preventing, if possible, of course.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
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          PeterScott
          • 2 Years Ago
          I am sure he has a much better idea than you. Clooney actually went to Sudan to see it first hand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89OuPODBMM
          Rob J
          • 2 Years Ago
          Actually, George Clooney is seriously involved with helping to solve the Sundan crisis, 10 seconds of googling will show you that...
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