Vehicle Auction to Benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
The very first 2017 Honda Civic Type R in the world, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 01, will be auctioned online beginning June 7, with all proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The fastest, most powerful Honda of all time produced for the U.S. and the first Honda Type R to be sold in America, enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the Civic Type R’s arrival can visit www.bringatrailer.com/listing/2017-honda-civic-type-r-for-charity.com to bid on the exclusive model with the auction closing on June 15.
“The Civic Type R has long been forbidden fruit for enthusiasts in the U.S., so we thought it would be fun to offer one lucky customer a shot at owning the first of its kind in America while benefitting the leading nonprofit solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda is a longtime partner of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). Since 1991, Honda has supported the organization through many efforts, including its quarter-century sponsorship of Ride for Kids (www.curethekids.org/events/ride-for-kids). This support has helped fund research to understand, diagnose and treat pediatric brain tumors, the top cause of cancer-related deaths in children.
The PBTF is the world’s largest nonprofit solely dedicated to funding childhood brain tumor research and caring for diagnosed families. Since 1991, it has funded more than $29 million in research to improve quality of life, increase survivorship and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors.
This first-ever Honda Civic Type R to be sold in America is the pinnacle fun-to-drive vehicle of the Honda brand and recently established itself as the fastest front-wheel-drive production car in the world. The 2017 Civic Type R features the most powerful engine ever offered in a Honda production vehicle in America.
The 2017 Civic Type R for the U.S. market will be produced exclusively in Honda’s Swindon, UK plant. Its turbocharged engines will be produced in Anna, Ohio, Honda’s largest automobile engine plant in in the world, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
All proceeds from the auction of Type R VIN 01 on Bring A Trailer will benefit the PBTF. More information about the PBTF’s mission can be found at www.curethekids.org/mission.