Fiat to auction Fiat 500 with eco-art on its body for charity

Fiat 500 with eco-art on its body is currently listed on the Yahoo! Auction site (Japanese) till Aug 5. All proceeds from the auction of Fiat 500 car will be donated to the NPO Kids Earth Fund. Kids Earth Fund works for world peace and protection of the environment through children’s art. The Fiat 500 body features paintings by Italian contemporary artist Giuliano Ghelli based on the theme of “nature”. Fiat 500 is based on the Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge, with a total displacement of 1,240cc, 4 cylinders in-line, 8-valve SOHC engine, 5-speed sequential manual shift with a selectable fully automatic mode and three doors.

The suggested retail price of Fiat 500 is 2,250,000 yen ($21,140) and the starting price for the auction has been fixed at 2,00,000 yen ($18,795). The announcement of the successful bidder and the handover ceremony will be held on the eve of New Classic Gig in Japan ’08 at Tokyo International Forum on Aug 8