Star Wars Volkswagen Passat In eBay Charity Auction
By John Beltz Snyder
September 21, 2011
We know you like cars. We can safely assume that many of you are also Star Wars fans (well, at least of Episodes IV through VI
). And if you’ve read our review of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, you might be interested in this eBay charity auction. It’s a one-of-a-kind Star Wars Passat TDI. How’s that for a mash-up of interests?
The Passat’s design his hand-drawn by comic book artist Ken Lashey. As of this writing, bidding is well below the car’s MSRP of $32,195. Funds go to a program called Stand Up To Cancer. The auction for this item ends Friday afternoon.
In addition to the unique Volkswagen up for auction, other rare and interesting Star Wars memorabilia are available for bidding in the charity auction.
Please scroll down for more information in the press release.
eBay Debuts Unique Star Wars™ Experience
With Exclusive ‘Use the Force for Good’ Charity Auction
In Celebration of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, Fans Can Bid on Rare Merchandise,
VIP Experiences and More at eBay.com/starwars
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Sept. 9, 2011 – Every two seconds a Star Wars-related item is sold on eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace. To celebrate the much anticipated release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray available beginning on September 12th internationally and on September 16th in North America, eBay is partnering with Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to create a dedicated destination page for Star Wars on eBay, eBay.com/starwars.
Fans will have the opportunity to bid on rare merchandise and exclusive VIP experiences with all proceeds benefitting Stand Up To Cancer and its work to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research. Auction items include a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-edition 2012 Volkswagen Passat (US only), a pair of sold out VIP tickets to Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, one-of-a-kind memorabilia and much, much more.
All charity auctions will benefit Stand Up To Cancer. Auctions begin on September 16th at 12:00 PM EDT and continue until 12:00 PM EDT on September 23rd in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. A complete list of auction items will be announced shortly.
“Star Wars is one of the most-searched-for pop culture terms across eBay – a Star Wars item is searched for and sold every two seconds,” says Wendy Jones, eBay Inc. VP of Global Advertising. “eBay has the value, rich selection and the depth of inventory to give Star Wars fans access to whatever they are looking for. We’re pleased that Lucasfilm chose to join us to deliver our community of more than 97 million active members a chance to put their passion towards a good cause and we’re ready to unite with all Star Wars fans to ‘Use the Force for Good.’”