They're selling off some of their collection for the greater good
The world is in turmoil as the coronavirus spreads at an alarming rate. But from the darkness of it all, there are several silver linings that have restored our faith in humanity, from Lamborghini building face masks to GM building ventilators, and even a tuner selling a carbon fiber Lamborghini Huracan Evo and donating the proceeds to a good cause. The latest goodwill story comes from a private car collector who has taken an incredibly difficult decision to sell off a portion of their collection for the sake of helping others. Ash Crest Collection, a private family collection of exotic cars, new and old, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is behind the initiative.
In a recent Instagram post, the Ash Crest Collection announced that they would be selling off a portion of the collection - not because they needed to keep the company afloat as many other companies are being forced to do in these tough times, but to help those that have been affected.
To this end, 100% of the proceeds derived from sales will go towards local businesses and families in the area that have been affected. In doing so, they hope that the joy they find in cars can help ease the pain and strife brought about by the pandemic.
At this stage, seven cars have been put up for sale:
1. 2006 F430 Spider
2. 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider
3. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS w/ Weissach package in Mexico Blue
4. 2004 Porsche 911 GT3
5. 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 6-speed manual
6. 1966 Nassau Blue survivor Corvette L72 Big Block 427
7. 1967 Rally Red Corvette 427/435 Big Block
It's a wonderful initiative, and one made even more special when considering the extent of the collection. Not only will you find Porsche 911 GT3s, and even a Ferrari 488 Pista in the collection, but ultra-exclusive cars like the Pagani Huayra, McLaren Senna, LaFerrari, and Porsche Carrera GT all call the Ash Crest Collection home. There are a number of classics too, like Nissan Skyline GT-Rs and vintage Porsches.
The vehicles that are selected to be sold will likely go for a higher-than-usual asking price, however, as the collection has implored buyers to remember who the sale will be benefitting. They were at pains to make clear the sale is not out of necessity, but out of a desire to help people.