The 'Dickhead' Lewis Hamilton's hoon car set to get premium price for charity purposes after burnout at St Kilda. He was fined on summons a maximum of AUD 584.10 while his McLaren team paid to get the car out from a police impound lot.
Mercedes-Benz Australia plans to donate the price difference between the car’s market value and what it actually sells for to charity in an effort to counter suggestions it will profit from what authorities classify as "hooning".
Mercedes-Benz Australia senior manager of communications David McCarthy said, "We have no intention of profiting from this, and the amount that is achieved over the vehicle's normal value will be donated to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a charity we've supported in the past."
An internal auction between Mercedes dealers is due to finish at midday today, with insiders tipping the V8-powered C63 AMG sedan will get substantially more than its AUD 148,900 (before on-road costs) list price, but likely having a little less rubber on its rear tyres.
Lastly, I am stunned with Hoon legislation by Victorian Government. At the good side, it helps to deliver an unexpected bonus to an Australian charity with the car Lewis Hamilton, was caught doing a burnout in likely to sell for more than its new price. However, Victoria Police deny the increased value of the car has been helped by its international publicity.