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02 28 07

Stevenson offers Sir Paul's custom-designed CTS Cadillac for auction at

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach event to benefit

the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

 

West Palm Beach, FL:  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) announced that car collector Harry Stevenson of Longwood, Florida has donated Paul McCartney's custom-designed 2006 CTS Cadillac to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction's West Palm Beach event to raise money for the foundation. The event takes place March 28 through April1 with this car scheduled to go on the block on March 31st.  

 The car is not only a one-of-a-kind from one of the greatest names in rock-and-roll but was autographed by Sir Paul, vocal legend Tony Bennett and late-night comedian Jay Leno. Stevenson purchased the car last year at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction for $107,000, and has now donated it to DGF to reap additional funds for the organization that works to educate the public about spinal cord injuries.

"It was a wonderful gesture of generosity for Mr. Stevenson to return this vehicle of incomparable historic and sentimental value to the auction block," said Darrell Gwynn, president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. "We are so fortunate to have him as a benefactor and friend, and are grateful for his compassion and commitment to help our cause."

 

The Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, which will air live on the Speed Channel, has long been a significant supporter of DGF and has made the foundation one of its official charities. Stevenson's donation " the McCartney car " features 18-inch performance tires, polished wheels, performance breaks, sport suspension tuning, Xenon HID lamps, StabiliTrak, a tire-pressuring monitoring system, a limited-slip differential, restyled rocker moldings, dual exhaust tips, a special sport grille and a rear spoiler. The car also sports a unique animal free interior. 

 

"This car is truly something special, and in donating it to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, two purposes are achieved," said Stevenson. "Someone new gets to enjoy this unique automobile and more money is raised for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation."

 

"The Barrett Jackson Collector Auto Auction is truly unique," added Gwynn. "The company never fails to help us in unexpected ways. This year, as well as last year, it was by bringing us the goodness of Harry Stevenson.

 

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency.  DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.  DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children.  The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.  Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

 

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World's Greatest Classic Car Event" in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has expanded to other venues, including Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com  or call (480) 421-6694.