Manheim supports fundraiser
Holden aims to raise $360,000 for charity with the auction of 'The Commodore Collection'. Manheim Auctions is proudly supporting Holden to stage a charity auction of the last three limited edition cars to roll off the line. As a longtime partner of Holden and as one of Australia’s leading automotive auctioneers, Manheim is managing all aspects of the auction, including broadcasting the auction online so buyers all over Australia can have a chance to own a unique piece of automotive history. The fundraising initiative will be in conjunction with The Smith Family: Australian Children's Charity and aims to sponsor 55 young people living in Adelaide's northern suburbs via the charity's Learning for Life programme. For the past 55 years Holden has been an important part of life in Adelaide’s north, according to GM Holden executive director of manufacturing, Richard Phillips. “We have seen the valuable work The Smith Family does in supporting – and nurturing – the education of disadvantaged young Australians right across the country,” he says. With a goal of raising $360,000, three collectible Limited Edition Holden Commodores – ‘The Commodore Collection’ - will be auctioned on Sunday, October 15 as part of the Holden Dream Cruise celebration. The vehicles in ‘The Commodore Collection’ which will be amongst the last to roll off the Elizabeth production line include - the Director V8 Auto Sedan #5, the Motorsport V8 Auto Sedan #5 and the Magnum V8 Auto Utility #111. Of the money raised specifically by the auction of the Director V8 Auto Sedan #5, 50 per cent will go to the nominated charity of Holden friend and supporter, Bev Brock – The Lighthouse Foundation. “We know how much Australians love their Holden vehicles and these three are very special! So we think they’ll be a huge draw-card for motoring enthusiasts right across the country and hopefully they’ll inspire some fierce bidding under the hammer,” says Phillips.