OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Proxibid, the world's largest real auction marketplace, has been selected by auctioneer Bill Menish as the exclusive online provider of live online bidding as #1 New York Times - Bestselling Author Patrica Cornwell's 2005 Ferrari Superamerica crosses the auction block on December 9. The live auction will take place Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at Ferrari of New England in Norwood, MA, with live online bidding commencing at that time. Auction registration and pre-bidding are already available by visiting www.proxibid.com/menishauctions.
After watching a segment on the news show, "60 Minutes," about the assistance Veterans Village of San Diego provides to homeless veterans, Ms. Cornwell determined that she wanted to become involved with the organization. She decided to donate her extremely valuable 2005 Ferrari Superamerica to be auctioned off, with all proceeds from the auction benefitting the Veterans Village of San Diego.
Ms. Cornwell comments: "We have got to take care of our veterans. What struck me about Veterans Village of San Diego is that they are a model for how we can help service men and women re-enter society when they come home from war. They are taking care of people beautifully. I feel that raising awareness is priceless, and if this car becomes the vehicle for the message of 'let's take care of our veterans in need,' then that will be the greatest payoff of all."
A recent appraisal on the vehicle reports that it is "showroom new," with 5,800 miles and is worth $250,000.
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