Fiat 500 Jay Leno
Fiat of Los Angeles at Motor Village LA is excited to confirm, Jay Leno, TV’s Tonight Show host and noted Fiat enthusiast, is auctioning off his Fiat 500 Prima Edizione to raise funds for charity with all the proceeds to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.
The Fisher House Foundation has established residences of eight to 21 suites close to VA hospitals around the country. It gives the families of wounded vets a place to call home while the vet recovers nearby. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Jay’s Fiat 500 will be heading to the Gooding and Co.’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 18th where he hopes it can fetch a good amount for this wonderful charity.
The limited-edition 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Ediziones were the first 500 production cars off of the assembly line and were offered to Fiat enthusiasts in the United States as a reward for their years of loyalty to the Fiat brand. The cars came with a sequentially numbered badge, 1 through 500. Car numbers 1 through 10 and number 500 were held in reserve for VIPs and museums. Sergio Marchionne received car number 1; Jay Leno’s Fiat 500 Prima Edizione is car number 2.
Source: Gooding & Company
Photo Credit: Alejandro Rodriguez