SPECIAL DELIVERY: 2 MILLION DOLLARS 2021 LC 500 CONVERTIBLE TO AUCTION FOR THE CHARITY ROLLS HOUSE
AUGUST 05, 2020
2021 LC 500 One-of-One Cabriolet delivered to winning bidder
First LC 500 convertible off the assembly line and first delivered to the United States
Distribution of the $ 2 million offer between the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
LC 500 Convertible VIN 100001 Based on the Structural Blue Inspiration series
PLANO, Texas (August 5, 2020) – After a quick three-minute trip through the Barrett-Jackson auction block, a unique LC 500 convertible raised an impressive $ 2 million for charity, with 100% of the hammer price going to two charities: Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. After production began last month for the all-new flagship Lexus convertible, the winning bidder – none other than Stevinson Lexus’ main dealer of Lakewood, Colo., Kent Stevinson – was able to take delivery of the award for its winning bid.
The 2021 LC 500 convertible has certainly turned heads since its Los Angeles Auto Show debut last year, but the unique convertible auctioned off last January at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, in. Arizona, is a collector’s dream. Based on the Inspiration limited series, it features a stunning structural blue exterior paint, a sleek interior trimmed in white semi-aniline leather, unique blue brake calipers and Liquid Platinum accents. Aside from being the first convertible in the range, one of its most collectable features is its VIN ending in 100001. Of course, Stevinson was incredibly excited to lay eyes on it for the first time.
“Seeing the car eight months later after seeing the prototype at Barrett-Jackson, that was quite the presentation and you think it’s the number one vehicle,” he says. The experience was also unique for Stevinson as he got to see firsthand the vehicle evolve from concept to final production. “When I was on the Lexus Dealer Council, I saw the convertible prototype, so just knowing you took delivery of the first one is really quite something.
Although Stevinson was delighted to take possession of the vehicle, being able to raise money for charities has been the most rewarding part of the experience for him.
“The Bob Woodruff Foundation does so much for veterans and their families, and it touches close to home, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, their history and what they have done, especially in these times when children disagree with not going to school. To think you did this in January to support these great causes, but how now you see the support over time – I couldn’t be happier, ”he said. “With Lexus providing a nice car, Barrett-Jackson waiving all of his expenses, and me buying the car… it’s just a win-win for everyone. The end results will have a lasting effect. You couldn’t hope for much more than that. “
The one-off vehicle that Stevinson won is not only the first to roll off the assembly line, but also the first to be delivered to the country. The auction vehicle comes with a host of special items, such as a framed sketch of the LC 500 convertible by chief designer Tadao Mori, an engine cover signed by Lexus International president Koji Sato and the chief engineer Yasushi Muto, a portfolio with photos of the production line and a unique certificate signed by the president of Lexus International, the chief engineer and the general manager of the Motomachi plant, Hiroyoshi Ninoyu, where the vehicle has been produced. This is a special vehicle for a special offer – a vehicle that has raised a lot of money for two great causes.
“We couldn’t be happier to usher in the all-new LC 500 convertible by raising $ 2 million for two deserving charities,” said David Christ, group vice president and general manager of the Lexus division. “With Mr. Stevinson’s generous winning bid, it proves that we have the absolute best dealers in the industry!”
Every penny raised from the LC 500 convertible auction was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is focused on creating after-school programs for children and teens across the country, with the goal: “Enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible people. citizens. ”The Bob Woodruff Foundation creates programs for veterans, military personnel and their families. It was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was injured while covering the war in Iraq, and he has since led an appeal sustainable action for people to stand up for the heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans.
For more information on the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org. For more information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, please visit bgca.org.
The all-new 2021 LC 500 convertible will arrive at Lexus dealerships this month. For more information, visit Lexus.com or the Lexus Press Room.