October 3, 2005
Lincoln Mark LT chopper to benefit Habitat for Humanity
Al Giombetti, President Sales, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury with the Mark LT Chopper at the Texas State Fair. Click image to enlarge
Dallas, Texas – The motorcycle built by the Teutul family of the “American Chopper” television show and based on the Lincoln Mark LT pickup truck is being auctioned on eBay, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s rebuilding program in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The motorcycle, which was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit when Paul Teutul Sr. drove it onstage during the truck’s media launch, is valued at US$150,000. It is currently on display at the State Fair of Texas, where Paul Teutul Sr. and Jr. and Mikey Teutul will meet with fans today and open the bidding at US$25,000. The auction can be viewed at www.ebay.com/marklt, or linked through www.lincoln.com/occ.
Ford has already committed vehicles, money and in-kind contributions totalling more than US$6 million toward hurricane relief, and has announced that it will also auction the Ford Equator show concept vehicle, with proceeds going to Red Cross chapters in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth to aid victims of Hurricane Rita. The Equator, which was unveiled at the 2000 Detroit show, will be sold at a collector car auction in Dallas.