Jag raises £500k for char­ity

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A fully re­stored 1958 Jaguar XK150 dhc has raised more than half a mil­lion pounds at a re­cent Cannes Film Fes­ti­val gala event in aid of AIDS re­search char­ity, Am­far.

Es­sex-based clas­sic car spe­cial­ist, Vin­tage and Pres­tige Clas­sic Cars, fa­cil­i­tated the do­na­tion by Byrnes Her­itage Mo­tor Trust.

The Jaguar was part of a star-stud­ded auc­tion which took place at the Ho­tel du Cap at An­tibes in the French Riviera, near Cannes on 21 May.

Vin­tage & Pres­tige Clas­sic Cars was tasked with get­ting the car to the ho­tel and dis­play­ing it on a red car­pet walk­way ahead of a gala din­ner that also saw movie stars like Jake Gyl­len­haal, Natalie Port­man and John C Reilly in at­ten­dance.

Richard Bid­dulph, Vin­tage and Pres­tige manag­ing di­rec­tor, helped to per­suade film star Ni­cole Kid­man and 2016 For­mula 1 World Cham­pion, Nico Ros­berg, to sign the Jaguar’s dash­board prior to the auc­tion, some­thing he thinks helped the car to achieve the fi­nal price.

The 22nd an­nual Cin­ema Against AIDS gala raised a to­tal of more than £23.2 mil­lion for Am­far’s aids re­search. Other items up for auc­tion in­cluded an 18-foot sculp­ture by artist Jeff Koons called Colour­ing Book that sold for over £10m.

ac­tress and pro­ducer Ni­cole kid­man and 2016 For­mula 1 world cham­pion Nico ros­berg signed this 1958 Jaguar Xk150’s dash­board.

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