A car designed by singer American singer Chris Brown will be auctioned for charity starting August 17 by UAE-based SellAnyCar.com, a car buying service in the Middle East.
The 1992 Pontiac Firebird was renovated and decorated with graffiti, by Brown, during a music festival in The Netherlands.
As for the proceedings of the auction, they will go to an international children’s charity, SOS-Kinderdörfer, which is based in Germany.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in 2009, and was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Founder and CEO of SellAnyCar.com, Saygin Yalcin, said the motivation behind Brown’s charitable work is the fact that he is now a father.
"The young father, Chris, wanted to do something good for underprivileged children and is also a big fan of cars. So we came up with the idea to prepare a car as a showpiece for Chris’ graffiti talent and then auction it for a good cause,” said Yalcin.
"I wanted to do something for a good cause. We will auction this car off for charities dealing with starvation and homeless children and families,” he added.
In addition, the company will donate €10 ($10.9) from the price of each car the firm buys in Germany this year. He predicts this will total an additional $108,000 in donations.
Originally, SellAnyCar.com offers free and instant care valuations online and guarantees to purchase any car within 30 minutes of its evaluation.
“Selling a car used to be a lengthy and risky process. Consumers were not sure about their car’s real values, needed to arrange too many appointments with time-wasters or might have ended up getting ripped off. SellAnyCar.com makes selling any car easy, fair and quick,” explained Yalcin.
“You can literally find out your car’s value within 15 seconds, sell your car and get paid during your lunch break. We are located in all major cities all over the country and are the biggest specialised online car buyer in the region,” he said.