Thursday, July 01, 2010

ThinkCure!: Buy Manny's Porsche

You too can be like Manny by driving Manny's ride. He has donated his 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe 3.6 to ThinkCure!

Dodger outfielder Manny Ramirez has donated a rare 1994 911 Porsche Turbo 3.6 to be auctioned off for charity, the team announced today. Proceeds from the online auction will be split between ThinkCure!, the Dodgers’ official charity, and Maryvale, a local residential placement home for girls formerly known as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.

The online auction will take place at and will run from tomorrow, July 2 at 11 a.m. through Monday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.

The 1994 red 911 Turbo coupe with grey leather interior has logged just 34,569 miles and was recently appraised for more than $58,000.

Porsche released the 964 Turbo 3.6 in January, 1993, featuring a turbocharged version of the 3.6 litre M64 engine and producing 360 PS (260 kW; 360 hp) @ 5500 rpm. The 3.6 litre powered Turbo was produced only for model year 1993/1994, with fewer than 1,500 of them produced in total, making it one of the rarest and most sought after Porsches produced since the 959.

Ramirez donated the car to ThinkCure!, but it was also his desire that the proceeds be shared with a center that specifically helps displaced children. Per his wish, half of the proceeds will be given to Maryvale in Rosemead , a local residential placement home for girls which originated 154 years ago as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum. It was established by the Daughters of Charity to care for the growing number of orphaned children living on the streets of the then-El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles .

(Photo Credit: Jon SooHoo)

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