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RENNtech SL600 Chrome Show Car being Auctioned For Charity

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Via: WFLA/NBC NewsChannel

SARASOTA, Fla. – Imagine owning a car that attracts so much attention people jump in it and pose for pictures when you park it on the street.

A one-of-a-kind, entirely chromed-out Mercedes SL 600 could be yours.

After owning it for four years Florida businessman Doug Mansfield has decided to auction it off and donate the proceeds to organizations for the blind.

He says he was moved by an experience he had with blind children in a convenience store more than a decade ago that encouraged him to donate to the cause.

“For myself, it’s like what would it like to be blind and not to be able to see the sky and water and flowers and it’s like, they’ve got a tough life. And anything that I can do to contribute, I’d do,” he said.

The chrome convertible has a 650-horsepower twin turbo engine that can send it soaring to speeds over 200 miles-per-hour.

It will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction in April and is expected fetch more than a quarter-million dollars.

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