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Tom Petty To Auction Off His 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible To Benefit Doctors Without Borders

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  • October 10, 2012
    Tom Petty To Auction Off His 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible To Benefit Doctors Without Borders
    Tom Petty will auction off his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay beginning tomorrow October 11 and ending October 21. This elegant and stylish automobile is a modern classic. Production of the Jaguar XJS ended after 21 years in 1996, the same model year as Tom's vehicle. Proceeds from the auction will go to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières.

    The auction will be conducted by ebay at the following site: http://ebay.com/tompetty

    Tom recalls what the car means to him personally, saying "I have so many great memories associated with this car. When I began dating Dana (my wife) I asked her what her favorite car was. So, I phoned the office and said I wanted a Champagne convertible Jaguar XJS. The next day they delivered it to my house and showed me how everything worked and I took it for a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. I was in heaven, as was Dana. This car has such an incredible design. My favorite car I ever owned. We sure are going to miss it."

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whosesurvival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Tom Petty will auction off his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible on eBay beginning tomorrow October 11 and ending October 21. This elegant and stylish automobile is a modern classic. Production of the Jaguar XJS ended after 21 years in 1996, the same model year as Tom's vehicle. Proceeds from the auction will go to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières.

The auction will be conducted by ebay at the following site: http://ebay.com/tompetty

Tom recalls what the car means to him personally, saying "I have so many great memories associated with this car. When I began dating Dana (my wife) I asked her what her favorite car was. So, I phoned the office and said I wanted a Champagne convertible Jaguar XJS. The next day they delivered it to my house and showed me how everything worked and I took it for a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. I was in heaven, as was Dana. This car has such an incredible design. My favorite car I ever owned. We sure are going to miss it."

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whosesurvival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Comments

angeleyez712's picture

Would miss this car to, but atleast you are selling it for a a good cause. Best to you and yours always! ANGEL H.
tompettylover's picture

So proud to be a fan of such an awesome band. Their hearts are golden!!
relic's picture

Practice Love Teach Peace Commit Random Acts of Philanthropetty.
savingpettycash's picture

Generosity on our Birthday is such a wonderful gift to give others. It will come back to you in many different ways. Hope this is one Birthday you will not forget. Thanks for being the person you are today. Happy Birthday Tom... From one of many "highway "fans you have.
dm4taylor's picture

Another reason why we love these guys! And they surround themselves with the same caring spouses.Very cool move Tom and Dana. David in Colorado
treefrogdemon's picture

Well, if I could afford to buy it, I surely would. But Medecins Sans Frontieres is one of the charities I support anyway - so that'll have to do. Hope you raise loads and loads of dosh, TP!