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RENNtech SL 600 Chrome Car Sells @ Barrett Jackson for Charity

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The team at RENNtech was delighted to be involved with the Doug Mansfield Foundation and the efforts of both his charity and on the behalf of Barrett Jackson in order to provide proceeds from the sale of our 2004 SL 600 Chrome car to be donated to such a noble cause.  The vehicle was sold at no reserve and brought in $155,000 USD  with all proceeds from the sale of this vehicle being donated to the Doug Mansfield Foundation Trust, a Sarasota based charity that provides seeing eye dogs for children and blind veterans.

The lucky bidder of this vehicle not only be helped to support the needs of blind veterans, but become the new owner of a piece of history.

The 2004 RENNtech SL 600 Chrome car was developed in part with Nitto Tire for the 2004 SEMA Show. It features a heavily modified RENNtech V12 engine, making over 650 HP and 800 Lb/ft. The entire exterior of the car was finished with a one off, first of its kind chrome paint utilizing actual silver which took several months to complete.  The result was a mirror like finish which gave the appearance that the entire vehicle was carved from a single piece of metal.

RENNtech congratulates the new owner of this exceptional vehicle and the efforts of everyone involved with this charitable project.

Video of the car on the auction block can be seen following the jump here:

 

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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PINE SCHOOL | 09

Monday, February 2nd, 2009




RENNTECH was once again a part of the Pine School’s “100 years of cars” auto show, where we displayed our 2008 SEMA award-winning GLK hybrid rally-racer.

The GLK (above) was in good company, with several unique exotics and historic automobiles also in attendance, including Enzo Ferrari’s own Alfa Romeo road car (below) as well as an authentic Berger F1 Ferrari and the first Alfa Romeo 8C to land in Florida.