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.