Auction Raises $162,000 for Make-A-Wish

By Staff Writer April 06, 2021
This 1965 Shelby coupe was auctioned for  Make-A-Wish This 1965 Shelby coupe was auctioned for Make-A-Wish photo courtesy of Manheim

Manheim Pennsylvania raised $162,000 for Make-A-Wish during its annual Xtreme Spring Sale on March 25.

Dealers who participated in the physical and digital sale event – which was canceled last year due to the pandemic – had an opportunity to bid on nearly 400 unique vehicles.

In addition, a replica 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe, assembled in-house by Manheim technicians and body shop employees, was auctioned off for $154,000 with proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Of the 398 cars offered during this sale, 259 were sold.

 “Manheim Pennsylvania was thrilled to bring back sale day excitement for dealers while also raising money for Make-A-Wish,” said Vice President and General Manager Joey Hughes. “Our team put their hearts and souls into building the Shelby Coupe, and I could not be more proud of their commitment to helping this meaningful organization grant wishes to children with critical illnesses.” 

The proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. 

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about our great friends at Manheim Pennsylvania,” said Dennis Heron, CEO of the local Make-A-Wish. “Not only was this auction the most heart-pounding half hour I have ever spent in my 25-year history as CEO of Make-A-Wish, raising an unbelievable $162,000 to support granting wishes, but it was the sheer joy that was evident from everyone associated with building the spectacular car that made this event so special. In a time when very little of the news is positive, this is truly a celebration of all the good in people, and the folks at Manheim Pennsylvania should be considered the perfect example.”

While this year’s Xtreme Spring Sale offered in-lane, physical attendance, approximately 90 percent of dealers participated via Simulcast.

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