Steven Tyler’s 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Sells for a Worthy Cause
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler’s 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder was sold for a good cause.
The star said goodbye to his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder when it sold for $800,000.
It was auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona for a worthy cause.
The cash that the sale raised were for a good cause, Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, a resource for girls who have faced abuse and need a place to turn to for help.
It was inspired by his 1989 hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun.”
Back in 2012, the rock star paid $1.1 million for his GT Spyder, so the lucky guy who got the car now made off like a bandit on the sale.
Furthermore, the lucky buyer also got an autographed guitar singed by the Aerosmith’s lead singer, and a vacation stay in his Hawaii home.
That’s what I call a lucky bastard! I believe he could have paid more for the car, after all, it was all for a noble cause.
With just 12 convertible Hennessey Venom GT Spyder built, this is quite a sweet deal.
But that’s not it! When you open the hood, the GT is powered by a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V-8 engine that can get from 0-60 mph is less than 2.4 seconds and can hit 265.6 mph if you feel the need for some serious speed.
Tyler’s car also features a custom audio system tuned by David Frangioni, CEO of Audio One and a former audio engineer for Aerosmith. The interior is black leather, offset by red accent stitching and a teardrop eye logo similar to one of Tyler’s tattoos.
“We raised enough tonight to provide 20,000 days of therapeutic support to abused girls across America,” Steven Tyler said in a statement.
“As a father to three daughters, a son, and now a grandfather, it broke my heart to learn that each year in America alone, 700,000 children are victims of serious abuse or neglect, and 68,000 will be sexually abused.”
“Together through Janie’s Fund, we’re helping girls rebuild their lives and overcome the trauma they experienced.”
Another interesting fact, Steven Tyler was the first in the world to own a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, but now he let it go for less than he paid for it.
All the money from the sale went to Janie’s Fund, as promised (for more info about the organization or to make a charitable donation, check out janiesfund.org).